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Class of '83 

Higher standards produce 
smaller freshman class 


The Hill Dorms were filled as usual this year after the scheduled renovation 
was postponed Indefinitely 


Renovation postponed indefinitely 

HUD rejects funding 
for Hill Dorm work 


News Editor 

The proposed renovations of the three 
hill dormitories, scheduled to begin this 
past June, have been indefinitely 
delayed as a result of the Department 
of Housing and Urban Development's 
decision not to allocate funds to 
Washington College for the project this 

Vice President of Finance Gene 
Hessey said that he is optimistic, and 
that the school has applied for the HUD 
ioan for a third time. "We're still at- 
tempting to get complete funding," 
Hessey says. "Approximately fifty per 
cent (of the $800,000 needed for the con- 
struction) is available." 

Hessey goes on to say that he expects 
to receive HUD's decision on the Col- 
lege's most recent request for funding 
by early October at the very latest. "If 
we get the funds," he continued, "we'll 
begin making plans immediately. If 
not, we are prepared to find other 

The college housing loan from HUD 
that the College is applying for is part of 
one hundred and ten million dollars 
allocated to colleges across the nation 
annually. The plan does not guarantee 
any amount of money for any par- 

ticular school or state, but it does 
specify that some of the money must be 
given to small colleges. 

The Vice President expressed con- 
cern over the latest rejection because 
escalating building costs are continual- 
ly raising the price of the project. 
Hessey says, "We're anxious to get 
underway. It will take some time to 
contact other sources, and to get the 
work started in June we need to be able 
to take bids on the project in March." 

Although the work on the buildings 
will be major, Hessey says that the 
buildings are very sound structun'ly. 
There will be substantial interior 
renovations, many of which will help to 
conserve energy. Although there will be 
some loss of space in the dorms, Hessey 
says, "They'll be brand new. ..very at- 

If the renovations are begun this com- 
ing summer, it will be necessary to 
rearrange student housing. Although 
Hessey admits that this will probably 
cause some minor inconveniences, he 
also says that "there will always be 
some growing pains when you have to 
dislocate people, but I'm sure it will be 
worth it." 


Assistant Editor 

Higher standards and changes in Ad- 
£ missions procedures yielded this year's 
3 freshman class of 204 students, a 
jg decrease from the 229 member 
flu freshman class of 1978-1979. 

In addition, enrollment figures show 
a higher ratio of men to women in com- 
parison to recent years, with approx- 
imately 63 percent men and 37 percent 
women in te the Class of 1983. 

According to Director of Admissions 
Mickey DlMaggio, rejection of applica- 
tions increased from 15 percent last 
year to 22 percent this year, while ac- 
ceptances decreased from 82 percent 
last year to 70 percent this year. 
Overall applications this year totalled 
750, a slight increase over last year's 
738 total applications. 

looking to "graduate a class" 

DiMaggio said, "We didn't want to 
just enroll a class, we were looking to 
graduate a class. We were looking for 
students that will not be overwhelmed 
by what they meet at Washington Col- 

DiMaggio cited " a more complete 
scrutiny of the credentials we were 
presented with" as a reason for higher 
selectivity. He said that the Admissions 
Staff considered grade point average, 
Scholastic Aptitude Test scores, 
teacher recommendations, activities, 
and "human factors" instead of looking 
at only one aspect of the application. 

In addition, DiMaggio made several 
changes in Admissions procedures. He 
said "This year, the Admissions staff as 
a whole was more involved and the Ad- 
missions Committee was more in- 
volved." He said that the Committee 
reviewed 80 percent of the applications 
this year, whereas last year the Com- 
mittee reviewed "very few" of the ap- 

The Admissions Committee is com- 
prised of the Dean of the College, the 
Dean of Students, three faculty 
members, two members of the Admis- 
sions staff, and three students. 

Of 204 freshmen, there are 129 men 
and 75 women. In addition, there are 30 
transfer students, 18 men and 12 women. 

According to DiMaggio, the decrease 
in female enrollment is not just a 
Washington College problem, but a 
state-wide trend. He said, "I talked to 
several admissions directors in 
Maryland, and we really can't come up 
with the reason for It. Some people say, 
with the economy being as it is, families 
are just sending sons to college. I doubt 
that," DiMaggio said. 

He cited a slight increase in enroll- 
ment in all-female colleges as a possi- 
ble factor. 

In addition, DiMaggio said, "The 
number of applications from women 
hasn't really changed, but the number 
of male applications has increased." 

The drop in female enrollment has 
caused "a great deal of flexibility, a 
luxury of space" In women's dor- 
mitories, according to Maureen Kelly, 
Dean of Students. On the other hand, 
she said that "men's dorms are 
crowded. It doesn't seem fair." 

Second floor Caroline has been con- 
verted to an all-male floor as a result of 
male overcrowding. Kelley added that 
more women's dorms may be con- 
verted to men's dorms when the Hill 
Dom Dorms are renovated. 

Forty-one percent of the class of 1983 
were in the top fifth of their high school 
classes, compared to thirty percent in 
1978, according to DiMaggio. 

large public school enrollment 

67 percent of the class attended public 
high schools compared to 51 percent 
from public high schools last year-J 
"Government programs for financial; 
aid, increased BEOG for exam: 3, 
made a private college education ni6re 
accessible this year." 

SAT scores are slightly lower than 
last year on the Verbal end with an 
average of 470, and Math scores are 
"definitely higher" than last year, at 
504, DiMaggio said. Both scores are 
above the national averages of 428 429 
Verbal, 468 Math. 

This year's freshman class shows a 
geographic distribution of 13 states and 
4 foreign countries. 

The Faculty Report on Vandalism 

Committee on Vandalism Releases 29-Page Report 

The Report itself. . 

.And the reaction to it 



After two months of interviews with 
faculty administration officials, and 
student groups, the ad hoc faculty com- 
mittee appointed last spring to study 
problems of vandalism at Washington 
College released in May its 29-page 
report, including 36 specific recommen- 

The report, released so far only to 
faculty administrators, and resident 
assistants, was approved "in principle" 
by the iaculty at a special meeting in 
late May. 

Titled "Vandalism, Violence, and 
Theft: A Report," the report is divided 
into an introduction and four sections, 
each written by one of the four commit- 
tee members. 

Dr. John Klaus, the former music 
department professor who left the Col- 
lege after last semester, reported on 
what he called "the largest single area 
of the committee's concern," student 
affairs. The committee's recommenda- 
tions here fell into five subdivisions: 
Continued on page b 


News Editor 
"Any time an institution takes a look tnis school year 
atitself, it is beneficial," says Maureen 
Keiley, Dean of Students, in response to 
the committee on vandalsim's recent 

Kelley goes on to say, "It forces other 
groups in the college to take a look at 
themselves." Although the committee's 
report expresses hope that the van- 
dalism problem can be solved by the 
College's bicentennial in 1982. Kelley 
feels that there is no reason the pro- 
blem cannot be curbed by the end of 

The problem will be 
solved when.. .the atmosphere (at 
Washington) is conducive to good 
academics," she says. 

Kelley feels that one of the better 
recommendations made by the com- 
mittee was that the tone of orientation 
be geared more towards academics 
than social life, and she says that this 
idea was followed when the incoming 
freshmen arrived. Another proposal 
which she agrees with is the need for 
Continued on page 6 



About the Report 

Most summers at Washington College you could afford to miss. 
This last one, however, saw the publication of the faculty report 
on vandalism. It's anything but dull and it's of major interest to 
cill students here 

The report seems remarkably frank and accurate. Few 
students would disagree with committee Chairman Bob Day's 
description of the campus as "'rowdy.' if one puts the best word 
on it; 'rude', if one chooses the worst word." The intention of the 
committee seems to have been to make the campus a little less 
"rude" and, again, few students would object to that. Some 
disagreement will arise, however over the committee's recom- 
mendations, most of which are good, some of which are not-so- 
good, and all of which are well-intended. A few of the good ones : 

The division of Somerset, the emphasis on academics during 
Orientation, and the checking in and out of dorm residents by 
RAs, all recommended in the Report, have already been im- 
plemented. More changes may be on the way. Co-ed housing, a 
possibility the committee suggests the College should in- 
vestigate, would do much to civilize dorm life. (The situation in 
Caroline, although more an "emergency" move than an "experi- 
ment," according to the Student Affairs Office, seems to be 
working well so far. Another Committee suggestion to review the 
Student Judiciary System has been taken up by the SGA. 

Still other recommendations by the Committee should be in- 
vestigated. A campus-wide style manual would contribute 
somewhat to the academic unity the committee sees as 
desirable for the College. A strengthening of the campus security 
force seems to be the solution to many of the problems cited in 
the report. In fact, rather than waiting until, as the committee 
suggests, "funds and available, qualified manpower permit;" 
strengthening of security should be of top priority. 

But as beneficial as most of the recommendations would be, 
certain others seems either unreasonable or infeasible. A few of 
the not-so-good ones: 

The College simply can't afford to man "dorm desks," and if it 
could, the money would be better spent on strengthening night 
security. Requiring a 3.0 grade point average for RAs implies 
that academic performance is necessarily an accurate measure 
of a student's ability to handle the job; in fact, academic per- 
formance may be one of the least important considerations. The 
licensing of parties at which alcohol is to be served seems both 
impossible to enforce and unnecessary. Liquor licenses would be 
about as effective as Prohibition and would probably meet with 
even less approval. Another recommendation, the establishment 
of an SGA student damage deposit fund, merely seems to shift 
the onus for collection from the student Affairs Office to another 
body, the SGA. 

The intentions behind each of the committee's recommenda- 
tions, even those that aren't so good, are admirable. Even more 
admirable is the faculty's willingness to help solve what is essen- 
tially the students' problem. But despite the faculty's concern, 
vandalism, violence and theft will continue until students 
'hemselves decide to prevent them. It is the students' problem to 
i 'gin with, and it will remain the students' problem to solve. 

Edltor-ln-Chief Geoff Garinther 

Assistant Editor (Catherine Streckfus 

News Editor PeteTurcbi 

Fine Arts Editor NlckNappo 

Photography Editor Jim Graham 

Business Manager/Copy Editor Charlie Wartleld 

Faculty Advisor Rich DeProspo 

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PEGASUS, the 1979 yearbook, has ar- 
rived In the Pegasus Office In the base- 
ment of Hodson Hall. All returning up- 
perclassmen may pick up their copy 
Monday morning from 8:30-11:90; Mon- 
day afternoon from 12;304:30; Monday 

night from 0:90-8:00, or Tuesday night 
0:90-8:30. Only there students who at- 
tended WC last year may obtain a year- 
book; any copies remaining after all 
returning students pick up their book 
and books are mailed to 1979 graduates 
may be given to new students and facul- 
ty members on a flrst-come-flrst-serve 

Student Government Association 

Reform of Judiciary 
heads SGA plans 


The Student Government Association 
is planning to reform the Student 
Judiciary Board, according to SGA 
President Jay Young. 

Young says that the SGA is "now for- 
ming a committee to reform the 
Judiciary and looking for people who 
are interested in working on that com- 
mittee." The SGA would like "a senior 
to head the committee, but anyone can 
be on it. General involvement is 

In addition to reforming the 
Judiciary, the SGA plans to reform the 
Constitution. "A lot of things have 
become outdated, perhaps irrelevant, 
and they need to be brought up with the 
times," Young said. 

Chris Lemmon will head the SGA's 
Beautification Using Student Help 
(B.U.S.H.) Project, and, with a $1500 
budget, B.U.S.H. is planning "an exten- 
sive landscaping project this semester. 
They hope to make a whole day's activi- 
ty out of it, including an outdoor pic- 
nic," said Young. The date will be an- 
nounced at a later time. 

John Townsend will head the SGA's 
Security Committee for dances and 
social events, and A.J. Villani will head 
the Elections Committee. 

A new committee headed by David 
Pltzsimmons has been organized "to 
answer the report by faculty on van- 
dalism, violence, and theft at 
Washington College," said Young. 

The SGA also hopes to put out a 
newsletter some time next week. The 
newsletter should include more in- 
formation on social events and commit- 

The SGA social calendar will begin 
this semester on September when the 

dance band Brandy will play. Addi- 
tional eVents include: 

The Rocky Horror Picture 

Snow-September 14 

Senate Elections-September 19 

Freewater, a country rock 

band-September 22 

A Bluegrass Festival-September 29 

Freshmen Class Elections-October 25 

Homecoming Buffet-October 27 
The SGA also plans to buy tickets to 
one of the games in the upcoming 
Baltimore Orioles-Boston Red Sox 
series at Memorial Stadium and pro- 
vide bus transportation to and from the 

SGA office hours will be posted after 
the first meeting«n September 24. 






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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Frlday, August 31, 1979-Page 3 

McLain back in the classroom again 


Joseph McLain, president of 
Washington College, will step out of his 
office and into Dunning Hall to teach a 
chemistry course at the school this 

The course, in solid state chemistry, 
will only be taught by McLain for one 
semester, but it is possible that he will 
teach it again during the 1980-1981 school 
term. McLain, who began his teaching 
career at Washington College in 1946, 
has not taught a course at the school 
since he became president in the spring 
of 1973, a hiatus of almost six years. He 
has, however, taught the course at 
other schools in the United States, as 
well as in foreign colleges. During this 
past January, McLain visited India to 
give his course. 

For McLain, teaching Washington 
College students will be an enjoyable 
experience. He decided to take up the 
additional responsibility when, in the 

Washington College President Dr. Joseph McLain 
course of writing a book on the subject, to snare tn them." At the same time, 
he "came across some new and McLain says, it "enables me to get 
valuable concepts and wanted our kids closer to the students to find out what 

Academic Probation roils increase 

the problems are." McLain also wants 
to bring the lectures he has given at so 
many other campuses to his own school 
as well. 

Although McLain will be assuming 
the responsibilities of a professor, he 
sees no change in his philosophy as 
president. "I've always been a 
teacher" he says. 

In the classroom situation, McLain 
hopes to put basic laws and principals 
ff in easily expressed, pictured terms. He 
J5 hopes that his teaching will give 
*j students the ability to relate the predie- 
< table choices and common sense rules 
•{J of chemistry. 

£ While teaching, McLain will be 
>> finishing work on his book, which deals 
o with the applications of Solid State 
J Chemistry. Begun in May, and current- 
£ ly 14 chapters long, he hopes to finish a 
total of 19 chapters by December. In 
both the book and his lectures, McLain 
hopes "to bring the para techniques, 
from an art to a science." 

The number of students placed on 
academic probation this year almost 
doubles that of last year, according to 
Registrar Ermon Foster. 

43 students were placed on probation 
this year in comparison to 23 last year. . 

According to Foster, one reason for 
the increase was last year's larger 
enrollment, with a total of 697 students 
compared to an enrollment of 664 
students in 1977-1978. "The higher the 

Foster added that after two 
semesters of probation, a student is 
automatically dropped. 

Assistant Editor 
enrollment, the greater the increase in academically dropped 
probation," he said. 

Still, the figures show an increase in 
percentage of the student body placed 
on probation, from 3.5. in 1978 to 6.2. 
this year. 

In addition, Foster said that 31 
students or 4.4.. were removed for pro- 
bation this year in comparison to 11 
students, or 1.7., removed last year. 
Twenty students were continued on pro- 
bation this year and eleven were 

Dean of Students Maureen Kelley, a 
member of the Committee on Admis- 
sion and Academic Standing, said "I'd 
like to think that standards in the 
classroom were such that it took that 
much more effort." She also said there 
was "no change in standards by the 

Committee. More students earned pro- 

Foster said that at the end of every 
semester, he reviews every student's 
records and pulls out "those who are 
not making progress toward gradua- 
tion." These cases are then reviewed by 
the Committee on Academic Standing. 
The Committee decides whether or not 
a student will be placed on academic 
probation based on an examination of 
each student's records. 

Roving Reporter 

Men in Caroline? 


Photography by Rick Adelberg 

QUESTION: What do you think of men 
living on second floor Caroline, tradi- 
tionally a girls dorm? 

Linda Runge, Junior, New Jersey 

"It's all right as long as the guys 
don't come down and bother us. I don't 
mind them visiting, but there have been 

Dave Altvater, Junior, Frederick, MD 

"I think it's great. It makes the dorm 
quieter. Guys and girls are living 
together to get along better." 

Molly Meehan, Junior, CatonsvilleMD 

"It's necessary right now. I haven't 
had any problems. I can't see anything 
wrong with it." 

Bob Zlzza, Freshman, Long Island 

"It's better than living over in 
Worcester. It really doesn't bother me 
if it doesn't them." 

Sric Strohsacker, Freshman, Towson 
"It's O.K. The atmosphere is good." 

Sandy Evans, Junior, Annapolis 

"I live in Minta Martin so it really 
doesn't matter to me." 

Paul Galli, Sophomore, Italy 
"I think it's a good, healthy thing.' 

Colleen Russell, Freshman, Potomac, 

"I don't care as long as they stay out 
of the showers. Itdoesn'tbotherme." 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Friday, August 31, 1979-Page 4 


THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM— Friday, August 31, 1979-Page 5 

Wakelyn to speak 
at Fall Convocation 

Washington College News Bureau 

The opening of the school year at 
Washington College will be officially 
marked by a Fall Convocation to be 
held on Tuesday, September 4 at 11:00 
a.m. in Tawes Theater. Dr. Jon 
Wakelyn, a former faculty member at 
Washington College, will speak on the 
topic "Whatever Happened to the 
Liberal Arts Curriculum?" 

Dr. Wakelyn has authored several 
history books' including, The Politics of 
a Literary Man: Simms, Biographical 
Dictionary of the Confederacy (winner . 
3f the American Library Association 
sutstanding reference book in 1978) and 
The Common People of the Nineteenth 
Century South. A fourth book, The 

Antebellum South, has been delivered 
to press. 

After receiving his Ph.D. from Rice 
University in 1966, Wakelyn taught in 
the history department at Washington 
College for four years. He also directed 
the American Studies Program. In 1970, 
he took a teaching job at Catholic 
University where he still is a faculty 
member. His other duties at Catholic 
University include Associate Dean of 
Arts & Sciences, Director of the 
American Studies Program and Direr 
tor of Congressional Studies. 

President Joseph H. McLain will 
preside at the Convocation on Tuesday 
Interested members of the community 
are invited to attend. 

Creegan returns 
from sabbatical 


Maintenance concludes 
successful summer 


Ray Crooks, Superintendent of 
Buildings and Grounds, calls the 
Washington Collegecampus "the pret- 
tiest campus in the state," while adding 
that the past summer has been a most 
successful one for his department. 

"We were able to get back to painting 
exterior and interior portions of 
Somerset, Bunting and Dunning," 
Crooks says. 

Major renovations were completed in 
Somerset, where the building was 
divided into three male dormitories. 

"Students," says Crooks, "will notice 
the fire escapes at the rear of Somerset, 
which will eventually be replaced by 
fire escapes within the building. Also, 
several parts of Somerset were totally 
repainted, showers were repaired,— it 
was our biggest project this summer." 

Other summer work included the rea- 
dying of the dorms for summer pro- 
gram students, which took a con- 
siderable amount of time. Also, a new 
electrical service was installed in the 
Fine Arts Center. 

Dr. Frank Creegan recently returned 
from sabbatical leave with positive 
aspirations toward updating the 
Chemistry Department. Creegan, who 
from January to late October was guest 
professor at the University of Konstanz 
in West Germany, is looking forward to 
introducing new information found in 
his studies to his Chemistry students. 

Although awarded research leave In 
molecular rearrangements, Creegan 
later decided to change the content of 
his research. As a teacher of 
Biochemistry, which has been a course 
at Washington College for several 
years, he decided that upgrading of the 
lab portion of the course was necessary. 
"No one in the department has had any 
experience in the laboratories 
associated with biological chemistry," 
says Creegan. I thought this might be a 
suitable opportunity to acquaint myself 
with the newest techniques in these two 
areas (biological and biochemistry), 
and thus bring that expertise back to 
Washington College to improve our pro- 

So he went to the University of 
Konstanz, where he studied in a 
research group with Prof. Wolfgang 
Pfleiderer, senior professor of 
chemistry at the University and a 
world-famous researcher in Pterldine 
Chemistry. (Butterfly pigments are one 
of the best exanriDles of this.) For " 

past several years, Pfleiderer has been 
Involved In neucleoslde and neucleotide 
chemistries. All of this work Is directed 
toward the synthesis of transfer nucleic 

"I went to Konstanz to learn the latest 
techniques In 1 biological chemistry," 
said Creegan. "To do so, I became part 
of a research group involved in these 
transfer nucleic acids. So for the past 
seven-and-a-half months, I was In- 
volved In developing and implementing 
new chemical syntheses of transfer 
nucleic acids." 

Transfer nucleic acids are responsi- 
ble for the synthesis of protein in the 
body. What Creegan plans to do is take 
the techniques and experience gained 
at Konstanz and Implement that Into 
the courses here at Washington College, 
"Both the Chemistry 201-202, Organic 
Chemistry, and 307 (Biological Com- 
pounds) will be updated as a result of 
my experiences at Konstanz and 
because I will be working In collabora- 
tion with Prof. Pfleiderer, I hope to ob- 
tain funds that will permit two 
Chemistry majors to work in these 
areas during the summer of 1980," he 

Dr. Creegan will be conducting a 
series of seminars on his studies. The 
first of this series will be held on 
Tuesday, September 25 at 4:00 p.m. In 
room 311 Dunning Hall. They are open to 
the public. 

Knee To Teach During Fallaw Leave 


Dr. Knee, substituting for Dr. Fallaw 
this semester, will teach history but 
also enjoys teaching literature and art. 

Knee obtained his B.A. and his M.A. 
from Queens College, a division of the 
City College of New York. He received 
his Ph.D from New York University in 
1974. Dr. Knee has never before taught 
at a school as small as Washington Col- 

lege. He likes the size of W.C. and feels 
that it provides a more congenial and 
relaxed atmosphere, saying that, "It 
gives you time to think here." 

Knee frequently draws upon 
analogies to help clarify complex 
definitions In his classes. He Is very 
much concerned with relating to his 

Cadwell joins Physics Department I Spilich replaces Mergler in Psychology 


In Dunning Hall this year Washington Is Interesting to study If students wUl 
College students will find a new face - only give it a chance. "I would like to 
Dr. Lou Cadwell, Professor of Physics. give ray students the best possible lear- 
ning experience," he said. 


This fall George Spilich joins the 
faculty of the Psychology Department 
at Washington College as Assistant Pro- 

Cadwell, originally from Hastlngs- 
on Hudson, New York, received his 
Masters at Florida. State University, 
then he went on to receive his Ph.D. at 
Wesleyan University of Connecticut. He 
has worked as an assistant professor at 
both of these universities, but this Is his 
first fulltlme teaching post position. 

Cadwell, who will be teaching The Art 
and Science of Physics and Electricity 
and Magnetism, says, "I'd like to see 
more Interest In the sciences." He feels 
that the Information the sciences offer 

Outside of teaching, Cadwell's In- 
terests Include boating, sailing, basket- 
ball, and other sports, music, and wood- 
working. He also enjoys what he calls 
"the privacy of the outdoors." 

"I like the small school and the 
down-home friendliness of the students, 
faculty, and the Kent County people in 
general," Cadwell said. When asked 
whether or not he feels he will fit In at 
Washington College he quickly replied, 
"I really do think so." 

SpUlch originally from Brooklyn, 
New York, comes to Washington after 
receiving his B.A. In psychology from 
the University of Wisconsin in 1974, and 
his M.A. from the University of Texas 
at El Paso in 1978. He Is currently conti- 
nuing studies toward his doctorate at 
the University of Pittsburgh. He will de- 
fend his dissertation this October. 

He describes himself as "a cognitive 
developmental psychologist with an in- 
terest in aging" and is at present work- 
ing on a computer model for normal ag- 
ing and senile aging. I'm 'Interested In 

what happens when thinking goes awry. 
I hope to teacha course In aging here." 

Infancy and Childhood, General 
Psychology, and a Graduate Pro- 
Seminar make up Spiltch's teaching 
duties this semester. 

"People here are very friendly; It's 
like an extended family. There are 
things you can do here you can't do in a 
large school. It's very pleasant here. I 
wouldn't go back to New York City for a 
million dollars," says SpUlch. 

On Psychology, he says, "I don't 
think anyone pays any attention to It. 
People use these principles all the time. 
It has a pragmatic aspect. Science ex- 
ists to serve." 

SpUlch resides at Chester Harbour 
with a wife and two children. 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Frtday, Augiut 31, 1879-Page 6 

•Continued from page !• 


dormitories and dormitory life, resi 
dent assistants, treshman orientation, . ,, . 

fraternities and sororities, and the use dunng orientate 
of alcoholic beverages on campus. 

increase in responsibility. 

9) Dormitory rules be emphasized 

.The division of Sommerset into three 
buildings, the installation of monitor's 
desks at the entrance to each dorm, and 
a study of co-ed housing were among 
the major recommendations concern- 
ing dorm life. A minimum grade point 
average requirement of 3.0 and a salary 
Increase were recommended for RA's. 

'The committee recommended that 
freshman orientation dwell more on the 
academic than the social aspects of the 
College. They also recommended that 
the role of fraternities and sororities on 
campus be studied. And the "licensing" 
of parties at which alcohol is served 
was recommended as a solution to what 
the committee called "abuse of 
alcohol" on campus. 

campus Is 'rowdy' to 'rude' 

Committee Chairman Bob Day, cur- 
rently on sabbatical fo*r the semester, 
wrote in his report on the College's 
academic program, "In spirit the cam- 
pus is 'rowdy,' if one puts the best word 
on it; *rude' if one chooses the worst 
word." As possible solutions to this pro- 
blem, the committee recommended 
continued study of the four-course plan, 
suggesting a return to five courses for 
freshman and sophomores; increased 
use of extra-curricular events by the 
faculty in their courses; and a return to 
the "traditional notion of homework" 
and "shotgun tests." 

In his report on the Student Govern- 
ment Association and the Student 
Judiciary Board, Dr. John Taylor 
recommended a revision of the SJB and 
making the SGA responsible for financ- 
ing repairs of damage caused by van- 

Dr. John Conkling, reporting on 
maintenance and security, called for 
quick repair of damage and strengthen- 
ing of the night security force. 

report seen as "package" 

"We see it as a package," said Taylor 
of the report after its release. "We don't 
say everything in it absolutely must be 
done. We made some specific recom- 
mendations of things that we think 
ought to be done, and we recommended 
some things be studied in more depth." 

Concerning the faculty's approval of 
the report "in principle," Taylor said, 
"Obviously, individual faculty 
members disagreed with individual 
aspects of the report. But I would say 
the faculty generally supported the 
spirit of it." 

"It was as much a question of not 
having time to discuss it in detail as 
anything else," said Conkling of the 
faculty approval. 

The 36 recommendations of the com- 

1) Somerset Dormitory be divided 
back into three separate dorms. 

2) Dorm desks be established and 
manned during the evening hours. 

3) The College study the feasibility of 
co-ed housing. 

4) Housing by academic interest be 

5) A grade point average of 3.0 be re- 
quired for Resident Assistants. 

6) Resident Assistants rigorously en- 
force housing rules. 

7) Students be checked into dorm 
rooms by Resident Assistants, and out 
by Resident Assistants and 
maintenance personnel. 

8) The question of increasing Resident 
Assistants' pay be studied in order to 

• make 'it compatible' wlftf me* pfdptosed 

10) A symposium on academic life be 
a major event at orientation. 
ID A discussion of study skills be 
made part of orientation. 

12) The College study the academic 
role of fraternities and sororities. 

13) All official group parties be 
licensed by Student Affairs. 

14) Beer on tap should only be served 
at the Coffee House (or at licensed par- 
ties) . 

15) Counseling in alcohol and drug 
abuse should be strengthened. 

16) A study of how to control alcoholic 
consumption at athletic events b e 

17) Maintenance vehicles should not 
be driven on the campus lawns. 

18) A master landscaping plan should 
be developed; in the meantime land- 
scaping projects of modest size should 
begin. . 

19) All damage should be repaired 
quickly and fully. 

20) More permanent trash recep- 
tacles should be installed. 

21) The condition of individual 
students' rooms should be more closely 

22) Traffic be controlled on College 

23) The night security force be 

24) More outdoor recreational 
facilities be established. 

25) The SGA spend more of its funds 
on academic, cultural, and campus 
"civic" projects. 

26) The College study the feasibility of 
establishing an SGA student damage 
deposit fund. 

27) The suspension of the right to par- 
ticipate in intercollegiate athletics or in 
such extra-curricular activities as band 
and chorus should be included among 
the possible components of social pro- 

28) The students' forfeiture, say, of 
the right to have a car on campus if that 
car Is used in the destruction of College 

29) The Student Affairs Committee 
undertake a comprehensive review of 
the student judicial system. 

30) The Academic Council study the 
feasibility of requiring five courses for 
freshman and sophomores. 

31) The faculty (with the aid of a stu- 
dent assistant corps) check on a 
regular basis the student's progress 
through a course. 

32) The traditional use of Fridays and 
the day prior to vacation days as exam 
days be re-established. 

33 ) The faculty ( througb reappor- 
tioned lecture funds) make specific use 
of the extra-curricular events on cam- 

34 ) The faculty adopt a style manual. 

35) The Library Committee study the 
problem of theft of library books. 

36) The- administration take the lead 
in the early implementation of these 

Dr. Mike Malone 

Malone attends 
Economics seminar 


Although attending an economics 
seminar might not seem like the 
average person's idea of a great way to 
spend three weeks of their summer, Dr. 
Mike Malone, Associate Professor of 
Economics, says he enjoyed the ex- 

"It was a good way to cover some 
contemporary economic issues," he 
said, "and Chicago turned out to be a 
great city." 

The seminar, titled "Recent 
Developments in Applied Economics" 
was organized by the Graduate School 
of Business at the University of 
Chicago. Malone was one of about 40 
economics professors nominated from 
colleges across the country. "There 
was no obvious characteristic or 
criterion," Malone stated. "We were 
from large, medium, and small col- 
leges, widely dispersed geographical- 

Although Malone mentioned that he 
went out every night, he also says "It 
(the seminar) was very useful, par- 
ticularly in terms of labor and interna- 
tional economics." His International 
Economics course was revised this fall 
as a result of the seminar. 

Courses were held on The Monetary 
Aspects of International Economics, 
the Economics of Information, the New 
Economic History, and Industrial Rela- 
tions. Lecturers came from the 
business and economics departments at 
Chicago. The University of Chicago 
library was available for participants' 
use, and, according to Malone, "it's just 

"The surroundings were very com- 
fortable and everything was very well 
planned," Malone concludes "It was a 
first class operation." 

Report Reaction 

♦Continued from page !• 

greater, security. "Increased security 
on campus is a need we (she and 
Associate Dean of Students Ed Maxcy) 
both feel strongly about." 

"We need to control the people going 
in and out of the dormitories," Maxcy 
says. He goes on to say that in a 
meeting with Resident Assistants and 
Orientation Leaders held before school 
started, "students seemed excited 
about (helping to solve the problem ) in 
a positive way." 

Student Government Association 
President Jay Young says that he 
disagrees with a basic part of the 
report: "It treats a symptom of the pro- 
blem, alcohol, as the problem itself. I 
agree with the general emphasis of the 
report, but not necessarily with the 
( Specific ( recommend ations i as to how 
'these' problems' can tie solved.*'" ' 

Young goes on to say that campus 
fraternities, which the report say might 
not be contributing to the academic at- 
mosphere desired, actually do many 
things for the good of the College and 
the community. 

Maxcy agrees that "some of (the 
fraternities and sororities on campus) 
need more publicity for the good things 
they are doing. It's a little unfair, but 
they often receive blame for things 
because they are the most visible, most 
identifiable groups on campus." 

"I think there is a feeling amoung the 
faculty that the fraternities and 
sororities are anti-intellectual," Kelley 
adds. "The faculty has made a commit- 
.ment to be here, and they want the 

students to want to learn, but un- 
fortunately they feel the students don't 
want to play by even the smallest set of 

rules. I hope that there are op- 
portunities for faculty members to talk 
to student groups more often this 
year," she says. 

Maxcy says that what the College and 
the faculty would like to see is "self- 
restraint" on the part of the students. 
"We need an atmosphere," he says, 
"that a community of learners can 
operate in." 

Kelley and Maxcy, along with other 
administrators, are scheduled to report 
to the faculty at its October meeting on 
the progress of the report's recommen- 
dations to date. 


Beard takes gold 
medal in Nationals 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Frtday, August 31, 1979-Page 7 


Fall calls for more support 

The following article on Washington 
College sophomore Betsy Beard ap- 
peared in the KENT COUNTY NEWS, 
August IS 

"I was always the littlest kid in 
school," eighteen year old Betsy Beard 
said last week. "That's why I do what 1 

Specifically, what she does is collect 
medals for her ability to direct four and 
eight man crews of oarsmen, a skill 
that took her to Detroit to grab the gold 
metal in the National Rowing Associa- 
tion Championships in June, and to 
Belgium for silver with the United 
States Junior team in July. 

Her interest in crew began in 1976, 
when the 4'11" 95 pound Chestertown 
reisdent began her career as a coxs- 
wain while a freshman at St. Andrew's 
School in Middletown, Delaware. The 
successful season put in by her team 
ended that year when the squad 
brought the Stotesbury Cup back to 
Middletown after topping forty prep 
schools in the Schulyklll River Regatta. 

Her next two seasons at St. Andrew's 
were not as successful, Betsy said, but 
when she was accepted at Washington 
College under its early admissions pro- 
gram, she moved into the coxswain slot 
for the WC men, rowing to a five win, 
three loss season record. 

Early summer of 1979 found Betsy 
eyeing the National Championships in 
Detroit as she trained in Philadelphis 
with the twentyseven member College 
Boat Club at the University of Penn- 

"The College Boat Club is made up of 
of best of Penn's women's crew and the 
best from other colleges working 
together in an effort to win the national 
championships," Betsy explained. 

Traveling to Detroit with the 

Philadelphia Club, Betsy was coxswain 
for the senior women's four boat, as 
they easily defeated Pioneer Valley 
Rowing Association and the University 
of Washington. 

Gold medal in hand, Betsy stayed in 
Detroit for a special camp designed to 
select the national team that would 
represent the U.S. in international com- 
petition in Belgium. 

Selected for a slot on the junior na- 
tional team, Betsy traveled to Nor- 
thfield school in Northfield, 
Massachusetts for an intensive three 
week training session prior to the July 
trip to Europe. 

Basing the training at Hazelwink 
Sports Center outside of Brussells, both 
the U.S. men's and Women's temas 
competed in two regattas, Betsy said. 

Although rowing as a junior, Betsy's 
boat entered the Copenhagen Interna- 
tional Regatta on July 21 under the 
"elite" or most competitive category, 
and finished a respectable second after 
the two days of stiff competition from 
the Dutch boat. 

Returning to Hazelwink after the 
Copenhagen Regatta, the team put in 
more hours of intensive training to 
prepare for the Hazelwink Golden Row- 
ing Regatta, scheduled for July 28 and 
29. Again, the Dutch proved themselves 
to be the downfall of the USA squad, 
topping the Americans after two days 
of competition. 

Returning to Kent COunty, Betsy is 
looking forward to "Coxing" the 
Washington College men's crew this 
fall while she keeps her eye on the 1980 
National Championships. 

Olympic ambitions? Of course, Betsy 
said. The display case that holds her 
gold medal has plenty of poom left, she 
concluded, with a smile. 

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With a 1978 season of 20-11 behind her, 
Coach Penny Fall is in the process of 
rebuilding her women's volleyball 

Barring the illnesses and Injuries that 
plagued last year's team, Fall believes 
that, with her strong nucleus of seniors, 
she will have a product worthy of both 
college and community attention. 

"Most people do not understand that 
power volleyball is not recreational 
volleyball," said Fall. "It takes 
tremendous reflexes, coordination, 
brains, and a willingness to work." 

The lack of support, however, does 
little to dampen the girl's spirits. Fall is 
pleased with the team's "excellent at- 
titude" and willingness to work. 

Heading this year's team is Tammy 
Schauber, the senior captain. With 
what Fall calls "good court sense", 
Schauber is expected to lead the way in 
the upcoming season. 

Following Schauber are. returning 
seniors Mandy Scherer, Joan Burri, 
Darleen Coleman, and Juniors Sue Ben- 
nett and Julie Wheeler. Rounding out 
the veteran players are Cheryl Loss 
and Jennifer Ahonen. 

The three freshmen on the team 
"look like they'll be able to contribute", 
says Fall, "but there's a big difference 
between high school and college 

Approximately 45 matches are 
scheduled for this season, the first 
home game being at 6:30, September 21, 
against Towson State University. Fall 
encourages students and faculty to 
come out and support the girls. 

"Washington College's women's 
athletics is not given nearly enough 
support by school or community", says 
Fall. "If people would come over and 
take a look at the product we're offer- 
ing, they'd be surprised." 

Three graduates accept jobs 

Three 1979 graduates of Washington 
College — Verna Wilkins, Tad Jacks, 
and Roger Rebetsky — have recently 
accepted Jobs in three different parts of 
the country. 

Wilkins, 1978-79 editor of the Pegasus 
has accepted a position with Senator 
Richard Stone (Democrat, Florida). 
Starting Labor Day, Wilkins will serve 
as assistant to Stone's press secretary 
at his Capitol Hill Office. 

Jacks, who was active in the Student 
Government Association and the Coffee 

House here, will be an admissions 
counselor and athletic recruitment 
coordinator at Eckerd College in St. 
Petersburg, Florida. Jacks will work In 
the rjew Jersey, New York, Penn- 
sylvania, Delaware, and Maryland 

Rebetsky has been appointed to the 
creative staff of Schoenback/Silbert 
Advertising, Incorporated of 
Baltimore. While a student at 
Washington, Rebetsky was editor of 
both the ELM and The Washington Col- 
lege Review. 

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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM— Friday, August 31, 1979— Page 8 


Veteran Squad Returning For A they 

Courtesy of Kent County News 

Forty-three soccer candidates 
reported to head coach Edward L. 
Athey Saturday as Washington College 
prepared for its 34th season in the sport. 

Athey has a veteran team returning 
despite the losses of center halfback 
Matt Wagner, forwards Tom Viscount 
and Bill Hamill and goaltender Sam 
Powers. The Shoremen were 10-2-5 last 
year, deadlocking in a pair of contests. 

Fullbacks Dan Hudson, Curt Nass, 
John Lonquest, Dave Bate and Ben 
Tuckerman anchor a solid back line. 
Chris Kiefer is back In the goal. 
Sophomore Shawn Harmon, a fullback, 
is recovering from minor injuries suf- 
fered in a car accident and will return 
for workouts in a couple of weeks. 

Pete Hamill, Lee Einwaechter, Tom 
Kohlerman, Ron Wright and Dave Fitz- 
slmmons will vie for the three halfback 

On the forward wall high-scoring 
sophomore V.J. Filliben (11 goals, 7 
assists), Tom Vack (6 goals). Ken, 
Maher (4 goals, 1 assist), Nelson Ein- 
waechter (5 goals, 1 assist) and Bernie 
Kelly are experienced players. 

Tom Bowman and Ron Athey will 
assist Athey. The coaching staff is high 
on a number of freshmen Including 
linemen Mark Mullican and Dace 

Freshman Glen Glllln will dive Into college soccer this year after a successful high ichool career at Aberdeen 

Hastings, halfbacks Bill Bounds and 
John Hopley. 

Dave Hastings is the son of the late 
Turner Hastings, a Washington College 
star soccer-baseball player and ' 
player-coach in 1948 when the- 
Shoremen were 8-0-0. Hastings had a 
try-out for the U.S. Olympic team. He 
was killed in a tragic plane crash 
following a New England ski trip. 

Bill Bounds is Tom Bounds son. Tom- 

my Bounds was an outstanding 
baseball player and a member of the 
soccer team here ( 1952-55) . 

The Shore varsity will meet an alum- 
ni aggregation on Kibler Field Satur- 
day at 1:30pm 

Washington College will host the se- ' 
cond annual Chester River Invitational 
Soccer Tournament here Thursday, 
Friday and Saturday, September 6-8. 
The tourney will also Include Drexel 
University, Western Maryland College 

and Washington and Lee University. 

The Shoremen will play a 19 game 
schedule, which includes a second tour- 
nament. On Friday, September 14 the 
Atheyman will journey to Wilson, N.C. 
to play in the Atlantic Christian College 
Invitational, also a four-team tourna- 

Edward L. Athey is in his 29th season 
as head coach of soccer on the hill. He 
coached a two-year period 1949-50, then 
returned to the helm in 1953 and has 
been at the pilot's seat since. His teams 
have won 196 games, lost 98 and have 
played to 33 ties. 

Athey was a star athlete at 
Washington College. World War II in- 
terrupted a baseball career, but he 
returned in 1946 to also play football. He 
was a soccer player at Frostburg State 
Teachers before the war, but never 
played a game of soccer here. 

Henry W. Carrington coached 
Washington College's first soccer team 
to a 4-0-3 record in 1946, when Athey, a 
senior, quarterbacked the Shore foot- 
ball team coached by George Ekaitis. 

Junior Chris Kiefer returns as Shoreman goalie for this year. 


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Hynson Lounge. Officers for the year 
will be chosen. 


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Volume 51 Number 2 

Wakelyn: In search of the liberal arte curriculum. 

PACE to offer 10 non-credit courses 

Continuing education 
arrives at WC 


Assistant Editor 

"All over the country, the average 
age of people who want education is go- 
ing up. People who are older are anx- 
ious to keep learning." According to 
Dean of the College Garry E. Clarke, 
that is why the College has established 
the Program for Adult Continuing 
Education (PACE), scheduled to begin 
September 24. 

A second reason for the program is 
"to create a positive feeling in the com- 
munity about the College," Clarke said. 

According to PACE Director Anne 
Hoon, "By the mid 1980's, about 40% of 
college students (in the nation) will be 
adults of 24 and up." In addition, she 
said that "since 1950, the number of 
adults taking college courses has 

doubled from 8 million to 17.5 million." 

The program offers a range of 10 
non-credit courses, with a fee of $50 per 
course. Most of the classes will be held 
one evening a week for eight weeks, 
with the exception of one course that 
will be held during lunch hour. 

Clarke said that the courses will be 
non-credit to promote an informal at- 

Koon has received "lots of inquiries 
but not too much actual signing up." 
She added, however, that she hopes 
registrations will increase now that 
Labor Day has passed. 

Full-time students at the College are 
welcome to participate, Hoon said, but 

Continued on page 4 

Clause creates stir 
at first faculty meeting 


A clause added to the Faculty Hand- 
book providing for the termination of 
tenured professors because of "finan- 
cial exigencies" caused a heated 

Fall Break extended 

Fall Break has been extended a day 
because, according to Dean of the Col- 
lege Garry Clarke, "This will give 
students a long weekend and give us 
more balance between Monday- 
Wednesday-Friday classes and 
Tuesday-Thursday classes." 

The Break was originally scheduled 
for October 18-21, giving students 
Thursday and Friday off from classes. 
The break will now extend to that Mon- 
day, October 22. 

discussion at the first faculty meeting 
of the year Tuesday. 

The clause, passed by the Board of 
Visitors and Governors in an executive 
session last February reads: "In addi- 
tion to the above provisions, a tenured 
faculty member's contract may be ter- 
minated by Washington College 
because of financial exigency." 

According to College President 
Joseph McLain, the statement was ad- 
ded to protect Washington from the 
legal problems that plagued Goucher 
College recently when it attempted to 
eliminate the positions of tenured pro- 
fessors. A judge found for Goucher, but 
said the decision would have been made 

Wakelyn speaks at 
198th Fall Convocation 

News Editor 

Former Washington College history 
professor Dr. Jon Wakelyn spoke at the 
school's 1979 Fall Convocation Tuesday 

Wakelyn spoke to approximately 40 
faculty members and 110 students on 
"Whatever Happened to the Liberal 
Arts Curriculum?" The lecture traced 
the history of the liberal arts in the 
United States from the 1700's. 

Originally, Wakelyn said, there were 
no courses, but a main core of study for 
each year. King's College, now Colum- 
bia University, changed this tradition 
when it offered courses in practical 
training, but it lost students. Schools 
which offered irrelevant subjects such 
as Latin and early literature still at- 
tracted those people Interested in 
higher education. 

It wasn't until the late Ninteenth Cen- 
tury that business called for specialized 
training. Serious professors, no longer 
solely members of the clergy, were not 
interested in undergraduates and, ac- 
cording to Wakelyn, "did not take this 
(the undergraduates') education 

By the turn of the. Century even the 
Ivy League schools realized that 
courses like Latin were irrelevant to 
modern society. Instead, students had 

to be "exposed to the moral and 
political values of society," Wakelyn 
said. "Students demanded relevant 

The watering— down of liberal arts 
courses and the increase in 
job— oriented courses made a mockery 
of some of America's educational in- 
stitutions. Finally, in the 1970's profes- 
sional educators have realized that the 
liberal arts curriculum barely sur- 
vived. Liberal arts schools dropped 
business departments in an effort to 
mend their ways, and, in turn, business 
students became opposed to liberal 

In conclusion, Wakelyn said that Har- 
vard Universities' new curriculum, 
which says that education cannot be 
departmentalized and students should 
be taught how to learn, is a sign that 
there is hope for the rejuvenation of the 
Liberal Arts. "Although we know that 
there Is something drastically wrong 
with the liberal arts curriculum," 
Wakelyn added, "we lack the insight to 
correct it. Whatever happened to the 
Liberal Arts curriculum? We did." 

Washington College President Joe 
McLain and Dean Gary Clarke also 
spoke briefly at the half— hour 

. v \<*#*«#m#*. 

Washington vs. Catholic U. 

Wakelyn compares 
schools, curriculums 


News Editor 

"I still believe that a small school of- 
fers the best education you can get," 
says Dr Jon Wakelyn, former professor 
of history at Washington College. 

Wakelyn returned to the school to 
speak at the 198th convocation 
ceremonies held Tuesday. "I loved* 
teaching here," he said. Wakelyn left 
the College in 1970 after four years of 
teaching and went to Catholic Universi- 
ty, where he teaches now. 

"I left because I'm a city person, and 
I thought that I would have a better op- 
portunity to teach and do research at 
the same time in Washington D.C.," he 
continued. "I had pretty good students 
here, and I liked them. But in terms of 
being able to have an exchange with 
historians and discussing each other's 
work, Catholic University has been 
much more rewarding than 

While C.U. has 2300 undergraduates 
and 5000 graduate students, it is not 
considered a large university: it is, in 
fact the smallest university in 
Washington. Nonetheless, Wakelyn 
said that there are more "personal 
relationships and bonds" that are made 
in a small school like Washington than 
in a school the size of C.U. 

"On the other hand," he said, "At 

Catholic University you have variety; 
students can select from more courses. 
With more students there is more of a 
chance to learn about different walks of 
life. Also, in an urban setting like 
Washington you can hop on the subway 
and be at the National Gallery in five 
minutes. A senior doing a research 
paper can go to the Library of Con- 

One of the biggest problems that 
Wakelyn first noticed after moving to 
C.U. was that classes were larger, and 
because of this most teachers simply 
lectured. Wakelyn said that at a larger 
school "faculty members were and are 
prone to trying to entertain students. 
It's a lot easier for teachers to lecture, 
but in my opinion you aren't getting 
your money's worth. The education is in 
the exchange. That decision of whether 
or not to lecture is up to the teacher, 
because students would prefer to sit 
back and be told what they need to 

With the passing of time, and as Dean 
of the undergraduate school at Catholic 
University a few years ago, Wakelyn 
said that be began to notice that "there 
is much more professional fear among 

Continued oo page 4 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Frlday, September 7, 1979-Page i 


i— -SGA Forum* 

In keeping with the recommendation of the faculty committee 
on vandalism, SGA President Jay Young announces elsewhere in 
this week's ELM the formation of a new committee o reform the 
Student Judiciary Board. But even before that committee 
discusses any possible revisions, a more basic question needs o 
be answered: can Washington College continue to support a Stu- 

de Even?s C o a Mast a year indicate that this is a real question. 
Penalties handed down from the SJB last year ranged from a 
$7.00 fine for shooting bottle rockets toward a crowd and 6 hours 
of cafeteria work for setting off firecrackers at a dance to a $200 
fine (including $50 in damages) and disciplinary probation for 
two students who were found guilty of knocking in ceiling tiles 
After one trial late last semester, in which two students received 
a small fine for alledgedly turning over a soda machine, one 
juror told an ELM reporter: "We didn't have enough evidence to 
decide, but we thought they had something to do with it 

Inequities like these may require a stronger solution than 
reformation of the Board. Jurors are picked at random and have 
no precedent in handing down sentences. Witnesses are often 
reluctant to testify because they fear the recrimination of the 
defendants In a population of only 700, students may know one 
another too well to testify objectively against and pass judge- 
ment upon fellow students. 

The alternative is to admit that it is indeed too much for us and 
pass the buck to the administration-an alternative that will be 
less than appealing to students because it takes away a freedom 
to which we have grown accustomed. That, however, is the 
choice to be made. Either we give up the freedom of the SJB or 
we accept it and its accompanying responsibilities. 

Editor-in-Chief , G !?" < ^ n ^ er 

Assistant Editor Katherine Strecktus 

News Editor SftT?" 1 " 

Fine Arts Editor NickNappo 

Photography Editor Vil J ,,S r !f 1 a S 

Business Manager/Copy Editor Charlie Wartield 

Faculty Advisor RichDeProspo 

THE ELM is the of ficlal newspaper of Washington College, published by and. 
for students. It Is printed at the Delaware State Printing Company every 
Friday with the exception of vacations and Exam Weeks. The opinions ex- 
pressed on these pages, with the exception of those under the headings of 
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR and COMMENTARY are tno se of the editor 
and staff. The ELM is open business hours; Monday through Friday, 
77S-2800, ext.321 

Weight reduction program offered 

Health and Counseling Service 

Many students return to college with 
"New Year's Resolutions": to keep 
reasonable hours, to keep up with class 
assignments and reading, to e$xercise, 
to lose weight, etc. To help students 
with some of these personal goals, the 
College Health Service and Counseling 
Service will offer a weight reduction 

This program, open to all students, 
staff, and faculty, will focus on chang- 
ing eating habits to lose weight. Once 
participants reach their desired weight, 
they will have developed eating habits 

Last Day 

to return 
Unmarked Textbooks 

to the Bookstore 
is Monday, Sept. 10th 

SGA expands committees, 
social calendar 

The Student Government Association 
is off to a great start this year with the 
establishment of several new commit- 
tees and what we hope will be a much 
more extensive and entertaining social 
calendar. Among the new committees 
are: a committee to reform the Student 
Judiciary Board; a committee to 


SGA President 

discuss and answer the Faculty Report 
on Vandalism, Violence and Theft; and 
a committee to revise the SGA Constitu- 
tion. Tim Connor and Ann Dorsey are 
co-chairing the reform of the Judiciary. 
We are in the process of conducting a 
survey of colleges similar to 
Washington to determine what struc- 
ture and procedure they are using and 
how much success they are having with 
their student judiciaries. We then hope 
to hold discussions to evaluate their 
systems and implement what will be 
most effective for us. If anyone is in- 
terested in participating on this com- 
mittee, please contact Ann orTim. 

David Fitsimons is leading the Com- 
mittee to Answer the Faculty Report on 
Vandalism, Violence and Theft. While it 
is our opinion that the ends which the 
faculty hopes to achieve are very much 
worth striving for, there could perhaps 
be better ways of meeting those goals 

appropriate to maintaining their weight 
at this level. Participants will be re- 
quired to attend one 45-minute and one 
5-minute meeting each week. 

An orientation and planning meeting 
will be held Monday, September 10 at 
3:30 p.m. in Rm 7, Bill Smith basement 
to discuss the program in more detail. 
Weekly meetings will be scheduled dur- 
ing the day, at a time which will ac- 
commodate the majority of par- 
ticipants. If you can not attend the Mon- 
day meeting, but are interested in par- 
ticipating, call Dr. Bonnie Michaelson, 
ext. 289. 

than those recommended in the report; 
for this reason, the SGA Committee 
hopes to hold extensive discussions bet- 
ween the Administration, faculty, and 
students in an effort to work out 
mutually agreeable ways to improve 
Washington College. This report could 
have a tremendous impact on student 
life at W.C., so It is very important that 
anyone who wishes to take part in the 
discussions do so. If you are interested, 
please contact Dave. 

The Committee to reform the SGA 
Constitution will begin its work follow- 
ing the senate elections on September 

So far we have planned a diverse and 
busy social schedule through October. 

Sept. 7— Dance featuring Brandy 

Dance Band 

Sept. 14— Rocky Horror Picture Show 

Sept. 15— Orioles vs. Red Sox Bus Trip 

Sept. 16— River Day Raft Races 

Sept. IS— SGA Senate Elections 

Sept. 22— Dance featuring Freewater 

Country Rock Band 

Sept. 24— First SGA Meeting 

Sept. 29-B.U.S.H. Landscaping Day 

Sept. 29— Bluegrass Country Rock 

Festival and Outdoor Picnic 

Oct. 25— Freshman Class Elections 

Oct. 27— Homecoming 

Again, if anyone has any suggestions 
or ideas please let us know. 


Sale Records Still 


Large selection of 
classical and rock albums. 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Frtday, September?, ins-Page 3 

Seidman steps in for Day 


"Whenever I'm in New York, I go to 
an ashram. That's a holy place where 
all kinds of people gather to meditate, 
and because so many people meet 
there, the place is filled with incredible 
creative energy. The same principle 
works here, and — I'm serious 
now— that is why you should never miss 
a class," The speaker was Assistant 
Professor of English Hugh Seidman, 
explaining his "no-cut" policy to his Ad- 
vanced Creative Writing Workshop. 
Granted, not in the usual manner, but 
then, Seidman, taking over three 
creative writing workshops for Pro- 
fessor Robert Day who is on leave this 
semester to finish a volume of short 
stories, is not a very usual teacher. 

Take his academic credentials, for 
example. Everything in his 
undergraduate background, as well as 
much of his post-graduate background, 
indicates that this man should be 
diligently working in a laboratory 
somewhere perfecting computers or 
building better napalm bombs, rather 
than authoring prize-winning volumes 
of poetry. Seidman graduated from the 
Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn with a 
Bachelor of Science Degree for a major 
in Mathematics and a minor in Physics. 
In the Masters Program at the Univer- 
sity of Minnesota, which h.e completed 
in 1964, Seidman majored in Physics 
and minored in Mathematics. 

The next phase of Seidman's educa- 
tion saw him as a student in the com- 
puter program at Columbia University, 
and he worked for a while as a com- 
puter programmer before he got a 
scholarship at the School of Arts at Col- 
umbia. He completed the University's 
Master long, enough to grow tired of 

The author of two books, Collecting 
Evidence (Yale, 1970). winner of the 
Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize; 
and Blood Lord, (Doubleday, 1974), 
Seidman owes his inspiration know." 
Like Zukofsky, he uses his poems to ex- 
press strong, often violent images 
within a langistically economic 

The native New Yorker, who says 
that "Chestertown will be like a vaca- 
tion to me," but who adds, "I love New 
York, it's not too big, it's my home 
town," allows his background to come 
forth in much of his writing, The follow- 
ing poem, "The Last American 
Dream "is from Collecting Evidence : 

The black physicist knows 
the distances from Newark 
to precisions 
of the lawns of Princeton 

In previous years 

you could have seen the Great Man 

or the Vassar librarian 

Hugh Seidman 

who knew the Picassos 
in Oppenheimer's house. 

He wasted half his life 
searching for the unified field 
and when he lectured 
the blackboards were shellacked 

to sa ve his chalked equations 

Scientist of poetry 

they 're burning Newark 

and when she went away 

I turned in my sleep 

and the deepest synapse of my brain 

sparked and broke 

Roving Reporter 

The 1979 PEGASUS 




Question: What do you think of the 
1978-79 Pegasus?. 



Kathie Clemson, Junior, Gibson x om Wright, Sophomore, Rockford : 

I think they were very unfair to the 
sororities and fraternities. They have 
some good pictures, but a lot of them 
look like they were leftover from last 


"It's all right. It's nothing really 
special. I like the coverage of the sports 
except I think there should be more 
coverage on soccer. More on student 
life is needed." 

Becca Fincher, Sophomore, Towson, 

"There were a lot of things missing 
from it. The sororities were wrong, but 
in general it was OK." 

Charlie Warfield, Junior, Towson 

"I think it's better than last year's, 
but I think the pictures could be im- 

Arch Hoopes, Senior, 
Westchester, Pa. 

"I like it a lot. I think the pictures are 
really good." 

Becky Dossett, Freshman, Texas. 
"I don't know. I haven't seen 
Otherwise, 1 think it's very good." 

Neal Coyer. Sophomore, Bethesda, 

Katie Kuhn, Sophomore, Millington, 

"A lot of the editing was sloppy. They "I think it ought to get on its wings 
screwed up on the crew photos." a "d f 'y away." 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-PThUy, September 7, W7»-Pige « 

—Focus on photography 

Operating your instamatic 


This article is the first in a series that 
will discuss fundamental techniques of 

The pocket instamatic is beyond 
doubt the simplest camera to use. A few 
basic rules can increase enjoyment and 
produce quality results. 

The film is packaged in a car- 
tridge—simply open the back of the 
camera and drop it in. There are no 
complex mechanics to bother with— no 
focus knobs, shutter speeds, or lens 

The plastic lens must be kept clean to 
prevent scratching and produce the 
clearest picture possible. A lens tissue 
will clean off finger prints and dust. 

Another tip for clear photos is to 
stand at a distance of 6 to 15 feet from 
the subject. Outside of those boun- 
daries, distoration is likely to result. 
When a flashcube is used, always in- 
doors, a 6 to 12 feet distance is generally 

In humid summer weather, keeping 
the film as cold as possible is a must. 
Heat causes shifting in color. 

Finally, get the film developed as 
quickly as possible. The images will 
fade with time. Three months is the ab- 
solute limit. 

Next week: Types of film for In- 
stamatic cameras. 

(OflllfjltlOn Continued from page 1 

rreihmtn Sophie Kerr winner Julia Strieker 

Strieker awarded 
Sophie Kerr Gift 

by MIKE 

Julia Strieker of Annapolis was 
awarded the Sophie Kerr Gift in 
English Literature this year, a $1000 
scholarship awarded annually to an 
entering freshman who shows promise 
in the field of English and American 

Strieker recently received the Ford 
K. Brown Scholarship for an 
autobiographical essay that she wrote 
while at The Key School in Annapolis. 
She worked on her high school 
newspaper, and was also Editor of the 
Wroxeter SchoolLiterary Magazine. 

Strieker is currently enrolled in the 
Creative Writing section of Forms of 
Literature, and is turning her attention 
to writing poetry. The Workshop "has 
potential," she says, because it is 
teaching her to "sit down and turn 
something out." Most of Strieker's 
work has been in essays and satire. She 


plans to design her own major and 
eventually become a freelance writer. 

The Sophie Kerr Gift in English 
Literature has been awarded annually 
since 1967. It is renewable for each year 
the recipient maintains a strong 
academic record. According to English 
Department Chairman Dr. Nancy 
Tatum, the recipient need not be a 
writer, nor is he or she required to pur- 
sue an English major once here. 
"We're rather flexible about that," said 

The Sophie Kerr Underwood Bequest 
provides a substantial amount of fun- 
ding for English Department activities 
and scholarships, among them the 
large senior prize for literary endeavor 
and sponsoring of guest appearances by 
literary figures, as well as approx- 
imately 80 percent of the English 
Department books for Miller Library. 


students now. Then (when he taught at 
Washington College*, the students 
studied without worrying about what 
they were going to do when they 
graduated. Students always thought of 
a liberal arts education as a practical 

One of the biggest problems with a 
liberal arts education now. according to 
Wakelyn. is that the fear that students 
have concerning professional success 
will lead to specialization on the part of 
teachers "There were no such things 
as departments until the 20th century," 
he said. "Everyone was generalized. 
Now I see people teach undergraduates 
the same grubby things that they (the 
teachers I are interested in for 
research, and that's a serious mistake. 
Even majoring as an undergraduate is 
a mistake. 

"One of the things I've noticed is that 
there aren't many teachers now who 
have that desire to talk about other sub- 
jects. Norman James. Nate Smith, 
Garry Clarke— they were all teachers 
that 1 knew when I taught here who 
were very diverse in their interests. I 
disagreed with James over Hemingway 
and Faulkner. I'd argue with Smith all 
the time while we walked to our classes' 
but I thought that was fun— they ob- 
viously thought that those things were 
worth arguing about." 

Continued from page 1 

Wakelyn believes that teachers who 
are diverse are "priceless. Take 
Richard Brown," Wakelyn said. "He 
loves music, and even taught some 
music courses while I was here. Ben- 
nett Lamond taught Chaucer, but he 
could probably teach medievil history 
without batting an eye. He always did 
tremendous amounts of reading for his 

Wakelyn believes that there has been 
a decline in education in colleges, to the 
point that, as he said, "In some regards 
todav's students are cultural illiterates. 
I think that's a Tault of the secondary 
schools, but the colleges should try to 
solve this. The way to teach is not to tell 
students to memorize facts, but to get 
students to think about the ideas." 

While he has been teaching at 
Catholic University, Wakelyn said that 
he has seen this "cultural illiteracy" 
reflected in his own department in the 
fact that there are fewer history 
students now then there were when be 
began teaching. "History is not as 
significant to a student's education as it 
once was. Our society isn't interested in 
the past," he said. "Look what hap- 
pened at the Bicentennial— no one 
cared, nobody showed up. More and 
more I'm afraid," he added wistfully : 
"that history is getting the dullest 

are still required to pay the $50 fee per 

The following is a list of course 


JohnE. Baxter, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor of Physics 
An introduction to the sun and its 
planets; stars and galaxies, including 
objects of present day curiosity: black 
holes, pulsars, quasars, and radio 
galaxies. Viewing sessions as 
weather/time permit. 

Wednesday— Dunning Hall #310 


John A. Miller, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor of Philosophy 

An introduction to its nature and how it 

came to be written. 

Tuesday-Wm. Smith Hall 020 


Andre F. Yon, Ph.D. 

Professor of French 

Reading and analysis of two essays: 

The Myth of Sisyphus, The Rebel; two 

novels: The Plague, The Fall; and two 

plays: The Misunderstanding, 


Tuesday— Wm. Smith Hall #22 


Donald A. Munson. Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor of Biology 
Ecological principles and concepts as 
they relate to life in an estuary will be 
covered. Topics such as invertebrates, 
algae, fish and shellfish, and pollution 
will be studied. Wherever possible, the 
Chester River and Chesapeake Bay will 
be emphasized. 

Tuesday— Dunning Hall #109 


Sean F. O Connor, M.A. 
Assistant Professor of Education 
The course will examine the complex 
enterprise of "schooling" by discussing 
its foundations and varied value 
systems. Attention will be given to con- 
temporary problems and issues. 
Wednesday— Wm. Smith Hall #20 


J. David Newell, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of Philosophy 
A series of discussions centering on 
death and the experience of dying. Stu- 
dent interest will determine specific 
topic selection from among such issues 
as Caring for the Dying, Life After 
Death, Mercy Killing, Suicide, The 
Death Penalty, Funeral Practices, etc. 
Thursday— Wm. Smith Hall #25 ■ 

Thomas Sisk.J.D. 

Partner, Rasin andSisk 
The purpose of the course is to explain 
and explore our legal system and 
establish the means by which it works. 
It includes the judicial systems, federal 
and state ; the quasi-judicial ad- 
ministrative agencies; and the par- 
ticipation of various persons inyolyed, 
such as the litigants, lawyers, juries 
and judges. As the course proceeds, it is 
expected that three or four selected 
cases will be referred to and used to il- 
lustrate various parts and workings of 
the legal system. 

Wednesday— Wm. Smith Hall #22 

Garry E. Clarke, M.M. 
Professor of Music 

A study of the basic elements that com- 
prise tna operatic experience will be 
followed by analyses of Verdi's La 
Traviata and Mozart's Le Nozze di 

Thursday— Fine Arts Center #9 


Karen Smith, M.A. 

Assistant Professor of Physical Educa- 

The body and its metabolism ; fats, pro- 
tein, and carbohydrates; vitamins and 
minerals; diet and weight loss (or 
weight gaim; aspects of the food in- 
dustry, such as labeling and preser- 

Tuesday— Wm. Smith Hall #24 


Edward E. Maxcy, M.S. Associate 
Dean of Students 

This course will consider works of 
literature' from several genres which 
relate the experiences of people living 
in rural America during this century. It 
will look at both the content and the 
form of each piece of literature in order 
to determine how the writer's technique 
contributes to the work's meaning. The 
course will be in seminar form, and 
discussion will be encouraged. Writers 
whose plays, poems, and works of short 
fiction will be read will include, among 
others, Edward Arlington Robinson, 
Robert Frost, Edgar Lee Masters, 
Katherine Anne Porter, Sherwood 
Anderson, William Faulkner, Thornton 
Wilder, and John Steinbeck. 

Tuesday-Thursday 12:05-12:50 
P.M.— Wm. Smith Hall #7 

(Students may bring "brown Bag" lun- 
' chs to class.) 

Animal House behavior 
is nationwide 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELMFrhUy, September 7, 1979-Page 5 

While Uniyerslty students may think 
,4 nimal House behavior is good fun, col- 
lege officials are growing concerned 
about the increased Violence and rowdy 
behavior caused by the movie. 

"Toga Parties" and food fights have 
become more common in college dor- 
mitories, fraternities, and sororities. 

As a result, a growing number of 
fraternities have been put on probation 
or thrown off campus at American col- 

At the University of Missouri, Delta 
Upsllon fraternity has been in- 
vestigated by the school for a rowdy 
Little Sister party and a later toga par- 
ty at a resort area. 

According to a campus Publication, 
students at the toga party had to 
remove their underwear in front of 
other students and put them in the 
"sacred underwear pile. " 

Female students had to kiss a "rub- 
ber tree" decorated with condoms. 
"Sacred Toilet Water" was consumed 
by guests from condoms. Students say 
the entrance to the party was a large- 
scale reproduction of a vagina. 

The University of Texas-Austin has 
drawn national attention for the ir- 
reverent stunts of its students. But 
fraternity pranks there have upset 
neighbors of Greektown and have 
resulted in criminal charges and civil 

The New York Times reports that a 
student has sued members of Alpha 
Tau Omega fraternity for $1.1 million 
after he was alledgly abducted, beaten, 
robbed, and sexually assaulted by 
fraternity members. Three fraternity 
members have been charged with 
assault and have pleaded not guilty. 

The national Alpha Tau Omega 
fraternity has placed the Austin 
chapter on probation. 

A group of Austin neighbors have 
banded together to form Save Universi- 

ty Neighborhoods, largely to fight what 
they see as lawless and drunken 
behavior of fraternity members. 

Betty Philips, president of the group, 
told the rimes "I have just spoke to 
three people who said they are going to 
move because of the situation. To me, 
that is when cumulative nuisances 
become a menance." 

At Duke University, a massive food 
fight caused $3000 damage to a dor- 
mitory cafeteria and closed the facility 
for a week. The event was provoked by 
a scene in Animal House where Bluto, 
played by actor John Belushi, calls out 
for a food fight, and all hell breaks 

Another incident reported by the 
Times was the alledged beating of 18 
pledges by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, 
members at the University of Florida. 
Th.e incident was more of a traditional 
hazing problem than an Animal House 

At the University of Massachusetts, 
police arrested 29 students, answered 
180 emergency calls and reported 
$15,000 in damages by vandals during 
one 57-hour spree of student drinking 
and partying. 

While the trend toward more pranks 
and college mischief Is alarming for 
college law enforcement officials, so 
far the problem has been limited to 
fraternities on each campus which oc- 
casionally get carried away. 

But college officials may have to 
return to the early 60s style of Greek 
discipline— the discipline that the boys 
of Animal House rebeled against In the 

One midwestern college official 
reportedly told fraternity and sorority 
leaders at a meeting that, "If I could, I 
would take a bulldozer and level 

It is doubtful that frustrated college 
administrators will ever go that far. 

Cousineau tries "other 
side of the podium'' 


"The experience of being on the other 
side of the podium after ten years was 
eye-opening. I hope my students will 
benefit from what I discovered," said 
Dr. Thomas Cousineau, Assistant Pro- 
fessor of English, after participating in 
an eight— week seminar at Hofstra 
University in New York this summer. 
The seminar was made available to 
him by the National Endowment for the 

Led by Edith Kern, Professor of 
English and Comparative Literature at 
Hofstra, the seminar involved meetings 
to discuss the interrelationship of 
modern literature and philosophy and 
individual research. The group of 
twelve professors of modern languages. 


English literature, and Philosophy 
from all over the U.S. also studied 
modern philosophers such as 
Klrkegaard and Sartre, and the ap- 
pearance of modern philosophical ideas 
in the literary works of such authors as 
Kafka and Beckett. "That part (of the 
seminar) was very exciting because the 
discussions were very spirited", 
Cousineau said. 

Pursuing a personal interest, he also 
reread the works of philosopher Jac- 
ques Maritain, a contemporary inter- 
preter of Saint Thomas Aquinas. "I also 
wanted to do work on Beckett", he said, 
"and Kern is a distinguished Beckett 
Scholar." He wrote an essay that will 
be submitted for publication to a ' 
scholarly Journal. 

Summer Conferences gross $180,000 for College 


Washington College didn't re-open for 
business this week with the beginning of 
classes. In fact, It never shut down. 

When the school year ended for 750 
students and faculty members not 
employed in the College's June- 
Uirough-August Graduate Program, 
the work was Just beginning for college 
administrators and food service and 
maintenance staffs involved in the 
Summer Conference Program. The Col- 
lege's facilities were booked solid 
through August 12 with the over 2000 
members of organizations, institutes, 
and clinics taking advantage of 
Washington College and its Eastern 
Shore setting for their summer conven- 

Washington College grossed approx- 
imately $180,000 from the Summer Con- 
ference Program, up from slightly over 
$100,000 for the 1978 season. "Having 
people use our facilities in the summer 
covers the overhead on utilities that 
would otherwise have to be passed on to 
the students," according to Vice 
Presiddent for Finance Gene Hessey' 
"Aside from the revenue, the program 
is a great deal for the College in terms 
of making people aware of who we are, 
and what we are all about." 

What Coordinator for Campus Events 
Bedford Groves termed "our biggest 
season ever," began May 21 when 
delegates from 20 chapters of the 
Maryland League of Women Voters 
met here for that group's 44th state con- 
vention to elect officers, approve a 
budget and by-law changes, and deter- 
mine the direction of State League 
study for the next two years. In addi- 
tion, participants toured historic 
buildings in Chestertawn and. learned . 
about water quality control aboard a 

water monitoring boat. A combination 
tour focusing on the preservation of 
agricultural lands and on the conserva- 
tion of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem 
was offered as well as a media 
workshop. The three day conference 
was highlighted May 22 when Maryland 
Governor Harry Hughes, speaking 
before 200 men and women asked the 
LWV to help educate the public about 
the need to reform the state's "ar- 
chaic" prison system and to support his 
community corrections program. 

The Maryland Institute of Alcoholism 
and Drug Abuse Studies in cooperation 
with the Department of Health and 
Mental Hygiene held its annual pro- 
gram of 20 one-week, 33 hour courses 
for new and experienced counselors, 
nurses, social workers, clergy men, 
health professionals, supervisors, pro- 
gram directors, administrators, coor- 
dinators, and concerned citizens from 
June 3 through 15. In addition to offering 
courses ranging from "Highway Safe- 
ty" to "The Pharmacology of 
Substance Abuse" to "Counseling the 
Suicidal Patience," the Institute spon- 
sored the first annual Youth Leadership 
Seminar on Alcohol and Drugs here in 
conjunction with the Baltimore City 
Bureau of Recreation, the Baltimore 
Chapter of the NAACP, and Baltimore 
city high schools. Related conferences 
were also held by Al-Anon (June 8-10) 
and the Mental Health Administration 
(June 22-23). 

The Maryland Cooperative Extension 

Homemakers Council held College 
Days, June 20-22. This year's program 
emphasized the theme "Take an 
Education Break," and offered a wide 
variety of adult education classes in- 
cluding '♦Public Speaking," "Eating for 

Health," "Figure Flattering Dress- 
ing," "Assertiveness Training," 
"Death Education," "Kitchen 
Cosmetics," and "Antiques and Collec- 

The Extension Service offered 
similar College Days at four locations 
In Maryland in June, but the program 
at Washington College had the most 
participants, according to the College's 
Vice President for Finance. The pro- 
gram was followed by the June 22-23 
weekend convention of the Rules Com- 
mittee of the Maryland Courts. 

The College also hosted Maryland 
Girls State, a program for outstanding 
young women who have completed 
their third year of high school. The one- 
week training session affords the girls 
the opportunity to learn about the 
duties, responsibilities, and privileges 
of citizenship by allowing the students 
to participate in a two-party govern- 
ment system and run for offices in 
various forms of government at the ci- 
ty, county, or state level in mock elec- 
tions. Girls State is a program of the 
American Legion, nationwide, and is 
co-sponsored on local levels, by the 
women auxiliary groups of a number of 
organizations, including the Jaycees, 
Moose, and Veterans of Foreign Wars. 

For six weeks, Washington College 
hosted the Perry Gymnastics and 
Wrestling Clinics for Boys and Girls 
age 6 to 16. The conference schedule 
was completed when delegates from 
the Maryland State Association of 
DeMolay Chapters met here for their 
annual Conclave. The DeMolay, the 
youth branch of the Masons, Is com- 
prised of boys age 13 to 20 and is the 
wo.rk}'£,on(y international youth frater- 
nity. Some members of the organiza- 

tion's female counterparts, Job's 
Daughters and The Rainbow Girls were 
also on campus for the August 10 
through 12 event. 

Washington College began occa- 
sionally to open the campus to area 
youth groups for their summer 
meetings about nine years ago. In the 
last three years, however, the College's 
summer facilities have become so 
popular that rarely a day goes by from 
Commencement until just two weeks 
before classes start for undergraduates 
when some group is not on campus. 

"We don't have to go out and seek 
groups," commented Hessy. "Recruit- 
ment comes from word of mouth from 
people who have been here before." For 
example, the Mental Health Ad- 
ministration was held here for the first 
time after some of the administrators 
had attended other conferences here. 
Several faculty wives and other area 
residents are members of the League of 
Women Voters that met at the College, 
and the DeMolay Conclave, meeting 
here for the second year, was chaired 
by Randy Watson, a senior Political 
Science major at the College. 

A number of groups have been com- 
ing back to Washington College for 
years, including the Alcohol and Drug 
Abuse institute (twice as large this year 
as in 1978). Girls State (with a record 
turnout), and The Perry Clinics (which 
has already requested an additional 
week next summer.) "We get super 
compliments on the services we pro- 
vide for the conferences," Hessey said, 
"and many people would rather come 
here to the Shore than go to a hotel in 
Baltimore or Washington for their sum- 
mer conventions." Hessey also believes 
"our nominal costs serve the motives of 
the groups." 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Friday, September 7, 1879-Page 6 

A look at PEGASUS 

•Continued from page 1 

Clause creates stir 


Fine Arts Editor 

I have in front of me two Washington 
College yearbooks. One is labeled 
Pegasus Seventy Nine, freshly broken 
out of its box and handed to me yester- 
day. The other is thePegasus from 1931. 
I would compare the two, let them race, 
but I do not think it would be fair. 

The newer book's cover alone would 
be a handicap in any competition with 
the older. The '31 cover, which is deeply 
embossed, shows a rearing stallion with 
high, scythe-like wings curving above 
its back. I am not even sure the newer 
book is a Pegasus, with its round 
textbook-cover illustration of hazy 
faces. The label tells me it is, though it 
might just have easily read Lizard 
Seventy Nine, or better, Introduction 
To Sociology. 

But it is inside where the newer book 
would really lose ground. Before each 
section or feature the "31 book presents 
a woodcut outlining an appropriate 
figure against a watercolor of the 
Pegasus rising. The Pegasus Seventy 
Nine makes no such introductions. But 
then it has many more features. Like 
the two-page reproduction of the Elm 

two books against one another. It would 
not be fair. 

In a section titled simply "The 
School," the older book prints 8 full- 
page pencil sketches of the campus, 
followed by a "History of Washington 
College." The reader of the newer book 
must piece together the outlines of the 
College in backgrounds. Just as there is 
no Pegasus in the new Pegasus, neither 
is there a sense of place. Nor a sense of 
history. Nor a foreword, nor a table of 

article (which was a reproduction of 
aChronlcle of Higher Education 
article) about a nationwide student's 
poll. Or the Elm article— an original, 
this— about Vice President for Develop- 
ment George Hayward discussing the 
Birthday Ball's future. Or the 
anonymous, page-long vow to publish 
the Crab next year. 
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The '79 Pegasus is strong in sports, 
seniors and teachers. The quotations 
from individual players, placed below 
their pictures, and the team records 
superimposed on action shots made the 
section orderly and attractive. Senior 
pictures are of a good size and clarity, 
and each two-page spread is nicely 
broken up by a boxed 'outside' picture. 
The size variations of the faculty photos 
engage the eye. 

There is another area not so easily 
covered with mug shots and sports 
photos. Like a novel, the yearbook is 
different to each person who looks into 
it; each keys on what is special to his 
experience. An editor is hard-pressed to 
provide this personal touch for so many 
people, especially when he or she has 
opted for a book that lacks the structure 
and aesthetic sense to make it special in 
itself, as is the case of the 79 Pegasus. 
Editor Verna Wilkins' strategy was ap- 
parently to throw in everything she 
could get her hands on. So there are pic- 
tures—a lot of pictures, many of them 
Elm reruns, and none in any particular 

I must confess that my favorite, most 
personal thing in the book is a misprint. 
A friend of mine used to do an imper- 
sonation of a certain College official in- 
troducing John Barth (author of 
Chimera), who spoke here last year. 
"Ladies and Gentleman," the routine 
went, "it is my great privilege to in- 
troduce to you... Donald Barth." Or 
Sam Barth or Robert Barth; anything 
but John Barth. So you can imagine my 
pleasure when I saw, under Barth's 
Pegasus picture, not "Author John 
Barth" but instead, "Arthur John 
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pictures of my particular set of Senior 
best friends: Dave Citrenbaum, Joe 
Reggimenti, Scott Sadoff. 

The 1931 Pegasus is dedicated "To 
The Young Men." It reads as follows: 
"To the young men of this generation, 
in this country and throughout the 
world, who, like Bellerophon, are at- 
tempting to ride Pegasus heavenward, 
to these young fools the 1931 Pegasus is 
dedicated." No dedication appears in 
the newer book. 

Bellerophon, as you know, was the 
hero of Greek legend who tamed the 
winged horse Pegasus with a bridle 
given him by Athena. He used the horse 
to fight the Chimera, a grotesque beast 
with the head of a lion, the body of a 
goat, and the tail of a dragon. Later he 
angered the gods by trying to fly up to 
heaven, and was thrown from Pegasus 
and lamed. 

Pegasus Seventy Nine is a good book. 
With time, it will be a better one. But 
for some reason— perhaps because they 
were afraid of falling on their faces— its 
editors did not risk making it a great 
book, one able to catch and keep pace 
with its older counterpart down the 
stretch of years. 


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easier if the school had cited "financial 
exigency' ' in writing as a reason for the 
termination of tenured professor's posi- 

McLain said that the Board had simp- 
ly put in writing what until now had 
been an unwritten rule. 

"The AAUP (Association of 
American University Professors) has 
always recognized the right of an in- 
stitution to make a choice — bitter 
though it may be — to save an institu- 
tion," said McLain after the meeting. 

Several professors, however, ob- 
jected to the Board's failure to consult 
with the faculty before adding the 
clause. Math Department Chairman 
Richard Brown, the most vocal faculty 
member during the meeting, said later 
"My feeling is that they (the Board) 
feel that what they did was for our good, 
but they didn't ask us if we thought it 
was for our good, and I think they 
should have." 

History Department Chairman Nate 
Smith, who served as the faculty's 
representative to the Board last year, 
said after the meeting that "Legally, 
the by-laws in the faculty handbook are 
essentially administrative rules and in- 
formation. It really is their (the ad- 
ministration's) handbook for the facul- 
ty. But this one section is not. If they 
modified it, and the Board didn't vote 
on it, then it's really not legal." 

Smith added that the addition of the 
clause "doesn't resolve the problem. 
Since it wasn't already in there, to sud- 
denly put it in sounds like they are get- 
ting ready to do something they haven't 
done before." 

McLain. who told the faculty, "I must 
confess that I had no idea that this 
would alarm anybody," asked English 
Department Chairperson Nancy Tatum 
to chair a committee that will write to 
the Board to the faculty's disapproval. 

"We would like the message that goes 
to the Board to voice convey our in- 
terest in spelling out the terms of the 
agreement," Tatum said to McLain at 
the meeting. "We're not going to try to 
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THE WASHINGTOn COLLEGE ELM-PTIday, September?, 1»7»-P«ge7 


Mowbray goes to Oxford 


I get off the bus on the High Street in 
Oxford. Walk down the steps, then up 
the sidewalk toward town center, my 
Woolworth's carrier bag held tightly in 
my hot hand this summer morning, my 
face set in the tense, almost angry look 
I save for walking through town. I am 
not used to cities, but I know Oxford 
now enough to know that if you look lost 
someone will ask you for money, and If 
you look happy, someone will comment, 
loudly, from a stone step, a park bench, 
from a group of punk rockers beside a 
phone box. I put the customary frown 
between my eyes, and walk fast. 

Not everyone does. Ahead of me, 
eight or ten student-age kids are mov- 
ing slowly, in a group, toward Carfax. 
They slide their feet along, frequently 
stop to stare in shop windows, talk and 
laugh loudly among themselves, and 
move in a casual, leisurely way that 
tells me that they have all day, or all 
month, and are not aware of tiny 
women with baskets moving impatient- 
ly behind them, the annoyed glares of 
businessmen, the raised eyebrows of 
the dusty scaffold men outside St. 
Mary's. I manage to slip between them 
and an old man in a tweed cap, keeping 
my eyes forward, wondering whether 
one of them will recognize me as I pass 
by. They do not. I hear someone say 
"God, look. Isn't it cutes?" and so- 
meone else mention something like 
"Well, Penn State's bio program is 
really..." before I move ahead of them, 
out of reach of their accents, their 
harsh loud voices, their typical conver- 

I know who they are. In a manner of 
speaking. I know their Levi's jeans with 
the red tag on the left pocket, I know 
their yellow or green or red cotton 
shirts with the little alligator where a 
breast pocket should be. I know their 

Mowbray, now a senior and WCR 
editor, went to school last year at Man- 
chester College at Oxford University. 

docksider shoes with white leather 
laces, their brown plastic headbands, 
their clean, young, tanned and perfect- 
ly made-up faces, their neat 
moustaches, their new-looking clothes. 
I know their expressions, too: smug, 
white-toothed smiles, wide eyes, no 
wrinkles. They are untroubled, they are 
free, they are abroad for perhaps the 
first time, or perhaps the fifth, and they 
are sure of themselves. They are un- 
doubtedly, unmistakeably, Americans. 
And so am I. 

In the cool quiet of the O.U. Press 
bookstore I hear, above everything, 
"How does that grab you, Doris?" In a 
pub three miles out of town I hear a 
man ask for a "cream dun minth." All 
over Oxford I see Harvard, Yale, 
Princeton, Duke, on tee-shirts, on 
sweatshirts, on nylon jackets, and all 
over Oxford I pass huge groups of 
tourists with, cameras around their 
necks and "Wild, Wonderful West 
Virginia" splashed across their all- 
purpose water repellant handy carry- 
alls. And I cringe inside. I still am not 
sure why. When I first came to Oxford, 
I was like that, too: I wandered around 
the town with other Americans, staring 
open-mouthed at the buildings; I sang 
out loud on the streets with my friends, 
talked too loud, called trousers "pants" 
and courgettes "zucchini", thought a 
cream tea was a cup of tea with cream 
in it. I never thought I looked or acted 
particulary American, perhaps 
because I thought everyone wore Levi's 
and gold earrings and crepe-soled 
shoes; and I saw no reason to act 
unhappy or sedate when I felt ex- 
uberant and bouncy. But after the first 

few weeks of whispering to myself or 
shouting to my friends that we were in 
England, for God's sake, and after the 
town became not a marvel but a town 
where people, old people, children, dogs 
and derelicts walked, slept, worked, 
played and lived thier lives, I began to 
notice the differences between myself 
and the rest of the population of Oxford. 
And then, slowly, I realized that I didn't 
want to be a tourist anymore: I wanted 
to fit in. 

I couldn't, of course. I was branded as 
an American as soon as I opened my 
mouth, and sometimes before. My ac- 
cent was mimicked and mocked by 
Liverpudlians, Londoners, 
Yorkshiremen and Irishmen; my coun- 
try and my countrymen were made fun 
of by anyone who got the slightest op- 
portunity. Not always maliciously, 
mind you, but often enough so that after 
a while even an innocent joke made my 
hackles rise. I am not aggressive in the 
least, but I found myself, sometimes 
hotly, sometimes sullenly, defending 
America and Americans from all sorts 
of vague attacks, while at the same 
time wishing I belonged to some other 
culture which wasn't so much 
maligned, wishing I belonged, most of 
all, to England, which I loved. 

I loved the littleness of everything: 
the cars, the streets, the towns. I loved 
the small, slow wandering Thames, and 
the other rivers which would scarcely 
be called streams here; I loved the 
low-key, gentle cheerfulness of many of 
the people I saw around me; the un- 
wasteful, practical ways of a country 
that has known hard times since long 
before Dickens. Dry humor, a feeling of 
age and long tradition, the upholding of 
customs and preservation of historical 
sites, a sense of safety and security: 
these were aspects of England and the 
English which appealed to me. And I 
could not understand why, when I felt I 
appreciated England and tried to fit in- 
to it, I should be constantly slapped in 
the face— Verbally— by those who held 
me in immediate contempt because I 
was American. 

And so I tried to forestall that con- 
tempt. I bought English shoes, a Euro- 
pean coat, tried to dress up a bit more, 
carried a bag or a basket with me to do 
my shopping. When I spoke it was quiet- 
ly, with inflections and pronunciations 
which were as English as I could 
manage. I seldom went about Oxford 
with a group of Americans, and tried 

not to fall into old habits like yelling 
across the street to someone I knew, or 
laughing too loudly at a joke. Not all 
these modifications were con- 
scious—some just came with time and 
necessity— but often I felt what was a 
confused mixture of guilt and deter- 
mined unconcern. Guilt because I was 
trying to be something I was certainly 
not, and denying some of what I con- 
sidered the most interesting aspects of 
my personality. Determined unconcern 
because I have never been an ardent 
patriot, often agreed with British 
criticisms of America, and felt that by 
trying to fit in I was gaining an insight 
much more valuable than that which 
I'd go home with should I close my eyes 
and hold tight to my American ways. 

I never really did fit in, after all— cer- 
tainty was never mistaken for an 
English girl— but by June and the end of 
my academic year I felt I'd learned 
quite alot about English culture and at- 
titudes, and if I never really felt 
anonymous, I didn't feel obvious, 
either. It was only when my final term 
was over, my room at Manchester Col- 
lege was no longer mine, and the 
American summer school kids arrived 
and began to take over the city that I 
began to cringe in shame and embar- 
rassed recognition, and feel, when I 
saw or heard Americans, a repulsion 
and a superiority that still baffles me. 
Perhaps it is the same barrier that 
divides third graders from fourth 
graders in elementary school, or the 
same childish contempt that older 
brothers often feel for younger sisters. 
There were Americans— both students 
and tourists— all over Oxford, and I 
hated them all. I advoided them, or 
rolled my eyes to myself at their naive 
comments; I would spot them from 
blocks away, and point them out to my 
English friends, who wondered, I guess, 
why I cared, since ther were always 
Americans in Oxford, and I was one of 
them myself. But I couldn't help it. 
Those squeaky-clean, bright-eyed, tan- 
ned and self-assured groups of 
students— even more than the visiting 
tourists— were usurping my territory, 
taking over my town, and thinking they 
knew England since they'd spent six 
weeks in Oxford. Someone had told 
them it would be a "tremendous growth 
experience" and so they's wheedled 
some, money outoXDaddy, and gone off 
to "do" England: The thought made me 


My seething was immature as well as 
futile; it served only as another useless 
barrier between an individual and the 
individuals who make up a group. 
Through my stubborn denial of any kin- 
ship with Americans in Oxford or 
anywhere in England, I was probably 
depriving myself of at least a few in- 
teresting conversations, and perhaps 
friendships as well, but I couldn't help 
myself. My feelings of disgust and con- 
descension continued even through the 
plane ride home to America, and for a 
while afterwards in my hometown. It 
was only when I began talking to old 
friends and familiar people in my com- 
munity that the strangeness faded, and 
I stopped trying to hate Americans as a 

But my experiences in England did 
bring me to a few conclusions, when I 
had time to sit down and think about 
them clearly. The differences between 
America and Britain go far beyond the 
superficial differences of accent and 
use of words; the British may be the 
ancestors of many of us, but they arenot 
us any longer. And we, as visitors, 
tourists, students, cannot treat them as 
such and expect to be appreciated or 
respected. We come from a huge, rich, 
pampered and rapidly changing coun- 
try which takes for granted many of its 
luxuries and advantages, and we enter, 
when we enter England, a small, self- 
contained island, civilized for centuries 
before America was thought of. It Is a 
country of tradition, of quiet, of long- 
established ways. And whether we like 
it or not, we as Americans, raised amid 
the clanks and catcalls of Madison 
Avenue, amid thousands of miles of 
highway, amid a somehow intoxicating 
sense of limitless time, space and 
energy, do not quite fit. We are too loud 
for England's reverant silence, too 
young for her ancientness, we move too 
fast for her gentle' pulse. We are like 
children in many respects, compared to 
the British: like children we are often 
irreverent, flippant, defiant, irrepressi- 
ble, vulgar, and like children we are 
sometimes severely reprimanded for It. 
But we remain— unless we seek to 
change ourselves— the products of our 
upbringings, and our upbringings, even 
now, produce Americans who are 
children, in outlook, in values and In ac- 

That Is not to say the British are bet- 
ter than we are, or that they have lost a 
valuable sense of humor while we have 
retained ours. It is not to say that no 
Briton can appreciate Americans, nor 
that all Americans would be stifled by 
Britain. It is simply to suggest that the \ 
things that Americans in foreign conn I 
tries are disliked for could perhaps be \ 
advoided if we were more aware of the 
real differences between our cultures; 
if we left just a little bit more of our 
American selves behind when we left ' 

America. \ 

My response to Americans In \ 

England after I had begun to feel ', 

almost English myself, was, I feel, an 
exaggerated one. The English are far 
more used to tourists than most of us 
Americans are, hardly notice them ex- 
cept to complain of traffic tie-ups or the 
lack of parking places, and so prohably 
do not react nearly as strongly to 
Americans— or any foreigner— as I did. 
And I do not claim superiority to other 
Americans in any sense. Yet I firmly 
believe that until America becomes a 
little more cosmopolitan in her outlook, 
until she realizes that the rest of the 
world does not exist simply for her 
amusement, and until Americans begin 
to be a little less selfcentered and a lit- 
tle more aware of the atmospheres of 
other countries, we, in spite of our 
money, our power and our Influence, 
will continue to be disliked abroad, as a 
nation and as a people. 

TH E WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELMFrMiy, September 7, W»-Ptge 8 


Official season opens today 

Shoremen down 
alumni, 3-0 


Washington College opened Its unof- 
ficial soccer season last Saturday after- 
noon by downing the returning alumni 
team 3-0. The contest was much closer 
than the score indicated, with the alum- 
ni playing well duringthe first half . 

Thirty-one former players returned 
for the game, many of whom are still 
very active in soccer, playing for teams 
in their home areas. 

Coaches Ed Athey, Tom Bowman, 
and Ron Athey were especially pleased 
with the second-half play of the 
Shoremen squad. "Several ad- 
justments were made in the offensive 
and defensive alighnment, which 
seemed to bring more cohesion to our 
play," said head coach Athey. 

Goals for the maroon and black were 
scored by freshman newcomers Mark 
MuUican, sophomore Tom Vach and 
senior Nelson Einwaechter. 

The first goal was a picture play star- 
ting with a release from the defensive 
goal to Pete Hammill on the left side. 
This caught the alumni shorthanded in 
n their defensive end of the field. A 
Hammill pass to Lee Einwaechter in 
the center of the field preceeded a quick 
pass to V.J. Filllben on the right 
Filliben beat a defenseman on the drib- 
ble and passed to Ken Maher. Maher, 
instead of taking a wild shot, graciously 
dropped the ball off to Mullican, who 
scored past goalie Pete Murphy. It was 
a beautiful piece of teamwork, 
something the coaches hope to see more 
of as the season progresses. 


Tom Vach's goal was one of his 
patented power shots from the left side. 
The third goal came on a follow-up after 
right wing Bernie Kelley's shot was 
blocked and rolled in front of the goal. 
Nelson Einwaechter, as he has done 
many times before, knocked the loose 
ball into the net. 

The Shore season continues this 
weekend with the Chester River Tour- 
nament held here. The four team field 
is rounded out with Drexel University, 
Western Maryland, and Washington 
and Lee. The Shoremen then travel to 
Lebanon Valley on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 
and Wilson NC for the Atlantic Chris- 
tian Tourney held on Friday and Satur- 
day, Sept. 14 and 15. 

Therefore, this week-end will be the 
only time to see the '79 version of 
Shoremen soccer for the next few 
weeks. Last year WC shared the unof- 
ficial championship of the Chester 
River Tourney with Drexel by playing 
the Dragons to a 0-0 tie. With the im- 
provement of Western Maryland and 
Washington and Lee, this could prove to 
be an exciting and talent-laden tourna- 
ment. Athey said he is "looking forward 
to stiff competition from all these 


Tnurs. 3: 30 pm W.Maryl. - Drexel 

Fri. 10:00 am WiL- Drexel 

1:00 pm W.C. -Drexel 

3:00 pm W.Maryl. - W4L 

5:00 pm .... W.C. - W.Maryl. 
Sat. 11 :00 am . . . . W.C. - W*L 

Fall optimistic about netters 


The 1979-80 Washington College 
Women's Tennis team will be experien- 
cing its "most ambitious year," ac- 
cording to Coach Penny Fall. 

With a 14-game season, in which the 
competition Includes Johns Hopkins 
and Goucher College, Fall expects a 
good showing from her team, despite 
the absence of Number one singles 
player Holly Young, who is currently in 

Jeanette Bonsack and Janet Sparr, 
co-MVP players, will lead this year's 

The SGA will Sponsor 


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Friday, September 7, 


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John Lonnquest uses his head In the Shoremen's 5-3 
scrimmage victory over Anne Arundel C.C. Tuesday 

Eight turn out I 
for Cross Country ■ 


"I'd be foolish if I said I was op- 
timistic" says Coach Don Chatellier on 
this year's prospects for Cross Country 
at Washington College. "I'm the 
supreme pessimist. I don't like to say 
things I don't think will happen," 
Chatellier remarks looking back at last 
years record of one win and eleven 

"There are people who could help, 
but they're not interested. There's a 
strong interest in running in the nation, 
but competition is different. We hope 
it's just a temporary thing, a swing of 
the pendulum," says Chatellier. A ma- 
jor problem plaquing cross country has 
been a small turnout, preventing any 
real competition with other schools in 
the Mid-Atlantic Conference. Last 
season only saw five runners produce 
effectively. We came dangerously close 
to cancelling. There just was not 
anyone interested," Chatellier adds. 

Chatellier says "I'm enthusiastic 
about the number of runners this year. 
We can enter as many as eleven. Eight 

have already picked up their gear. We 
may have two young ladies. There are 
no seniors in this year's group; some 
sophomores, some freshman." He 
feels, "you have to have a winner, an in- 
dividual. Last year Peter Cameron won 
a race against Washington Bible Col- 
lege, our only win." Both Cameron and 
last year's MVP, Bender are back this 

"We try to go eight to nine miles a 
day, around 50 miles a week. I'd like to 
get it up to 70 to 75 miles a week. It's a 
gradual thing " comments Chatellier on 
their training schedule. "Our course is 
average, it's five miles." 

"The season is short. We have six 
meets in a month and 222 about a month 
to get ready. You have to be 
realistic— we lose more than we win. 
Hopefully they'll be competition within 
the team. We'll focus on improvement 
of individual ability," he says. 

On their first meet September 9th, 
Chatellier remarks, "Hopefully we'll be 
better. It is important to win." 

team along with senior Tammy Wolf. 
Also lending their talents are 
sophomores Elizabeth Gallon and Pen- 
ny Weatherhold. 

The team will compete in the MAIW 
Team Championships this November 19 
and 20. Fall described this a "good col- 
legiate competition experience" for the 

An unusual aspect of the season will 
include a trip for the team to Florida 
this spring as well as the hosting of an 
invitational tournament here in April. 



Friday, 7 September: 

Student dance in 
Hodson Hall 10:00-2:00 

Saturday, 8 September: 

Dinner Picnic (weather 
permitting) Somerset Quad. 

Monday, 10 September: 

Lions Club Dinner/Meeting 
in Hynson Lodge. 

Wednesday, 12 September: 

Faculty/Student Tea 
4:00-5:00 Hynson Lodge. 

Hessey asks for student cooperation 

Utility increases exceed budget 


News Editor 

Unexpected increases in utility rates 
and increased consumption of fuel oil 
and electricity on campus will put the 
college over its budget and will pro- 
bably lead to a tuition increase next 
year, according to Washinton College 
Vice President for Finance Gene 

Hessey said that although the budget, 
prepared and submitted to the Board of 
Visitors and Governors in February, 
was raised "to accommodate expected 
utility cost increases," it did not allow 
for the unexpectedly drastic rise in fuel 
costs. Hessey also said that $400,000, or 
10% of the budget, goes toward utilities. 

"Each student pays approximately 
$330 for utilities," he explained, "but 
our actual cost is around $440 per stu- 
dent. No matter what we do, the 
amount will go up. But if the students 
don't choose to save, our cost could dou- 

Hessey said that all students can help 
decrease energy consumption by turn- 
ing off lights that are not in use and by 
"being conscious of the energy they 
use. We've taken all the mechanical 
consideration we can take. We've got 
computer-monitoring on three of the 
largest buildings on campus, we've 
reduced lighting. It takes a community 

Some of the students who can help the 
most, according to Hessey, are the new 
dorm residents. "They are not energy 
conscious," he said. "They set the ther- 
mostats at 60 s . Our people go around 
and reset them, but the students just 
change them back. Last year we put 
what were supposed to be tamper-proof 
indestructable covers on the ther- 
mostats. It took students three days to 
learn how to break them." 

The decision to air-condition the New 

Dorms, according to Hessey, was based 
on "projected Inflation rates and elec- 
tricity costs, which were, unfortunate- 
ly, very low. If we had the same deci- 
sion to make today, we wouldn't do it." 
The Vice President did admit that It 
may become economically better for 
the College to put the New Dorms on 
central heating. 

Students acted responsibly 
Although he said he understands that 
New Dorm residents are paying "a 
premium for their comfort, the govern- 
ment has asked that thermostats be set 
no lower than 78*." Hessey said that 
students acted responsibly during the 
energy crisis last year. "I really feel 
that the students have cooperated in the 
past," he said, "they just need to be 

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But it's not vandalism 

It was probably an accident rather than an act of vandalism when one of the 
glass front doors to Hodson Hall was shatterd at last Friday night's SGA 
dance according to the Student Affairs Office. No suspects have been found, 
however, so the SGA may have to pay for the $150 door. That same night, 
Assistant Food Director Jeff DeHoss asked two students to leave the dance 
because of drunken and disorderly conduct. Mark Naser and Rich Scbatz- 
man were later placed on disciplinary probation for the remainder of the 
semester by the Student Affairs Office, photo by Rick Adelberg 

Enrollment down this year... 

Assistant Editor 

Enrollment is down this semester 
compared to last Fall, but still above 
the total enrollments for the two pre- 
vious academic years, 1977-78 and 

Total enrollment this year is 719, a 
decrease from last year's total enroll- 
ment of 747. In the Fall of academic 
year 1977-78 however, there was a total 
enrollment of only 677, and the year 
before that, 1976-77, showed a total 
enrollment of 705. 

This year's enrollment figures in- 
clude 703 full-time students, 19 regular 
part-time, 14 continuing education, and 
12 high school students who are permit- 
ted to take one course, according to 
Registrar Ermon Foster. The various 
categories of part-time students are 
equivalent, for budgeting purposes, to 
16 full-time students, Foster said. 

"A combination of factors" caused 

this year's decrease, according to 
Foster. "There is a smaller freshman 
class this year by 42 people," he said. 

Another factor is the number of stu- 
dents who withdraw from the college 
for various reasons. This year, a total of 
130 students withdrew, in comparison 
with 112 last year. Foster cited a larger 
freshman class last year as a reason for 
the increase in withdrawals. Sixty-five 
freshmen withdrew this year, whereas 
42 freshmen withdrew last year. 

"I don't think the withdrawals as a 
whole are much different. We always 
lose a few students over the summer for 
various reasons," Foster said. He ad- 
ded that some of the most common 
reasons for withdrawal are disillusion- 
ment with grades, change of plans for 
future, loss of financial aid, and 
transfer to colleges closer to home for 
financial reasons. 

...And so are allocations 


Decreased enrollment this year Is the 
cause of limited funds for the Student 
Government Association, the Elm, 
Pegasus, the Film Series, and the Con- 
cert Series, according to Vice President 
for Finance, Gene Hessey. 

"Everything goes down propor- 
tionately," he said, "because they are 
all on a per student basis." He said that 
the problem is "doubly difficult," 
because most of the organizations face 
increased expenses as well as the loss 
of income. 

The SGA will receive $400 less this 
semester than Fall semester 1978. The 
Elm's budget will be decreased by $200, 
Pegasus will lose $160, and the Concert 
Series will lose $75. In addition, Hessey 
said that "the loss of allocation will be 


greater second semester, probably 
twice these figures." 

Hessey said that the drop in enroll- 
ment will "affect nearly all areas of the 
college's budget." Housing, for exam- 
ple, has fixed costs such as Insurance 
and utilities whether all of the rooms 
are full or not, Hessey said. In addition, 
the Food Service has the same labor 
costs as last year, though food cost can 
be adjusted to enrollment. 

"The college will look to other 
sources of income such as endowment 
to offset that loss. Even though it does 
present a problem, it is not insurmoun- 
table. We have been successful In re- 
cent years in balancing the budget. 
There is no reason why we can't be suc- 
cessful this year." Hessey said. 

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Saving money 

Student help is being sought in a couple 01 ways this week, and 
in each case, we'll benefit by cooperating. 

SGA President Jay Young this week asks us to "hold up our 
end of the bargain" in the arrangement under which the SGA is 
allowed to use Hodson Hall for dances. When Young says that 
"the College will simply not tolerate unruly behavior" in Hod- 
son his warning is supported by recent history: A year and a 
half ago a joint decision by Director of Food Services Dave 
Knowles and the Student Affairs Office prohibited the SGA from 
further use of Hodson Hall because of a series of incidents at 

The ban was lifted a week later when the SGA agreed to pro- 
vide "a group of students who will be responsible during 
dances " That arrangement, for the most part, worked well last 
year But after the two incidents at last weekend's dance, 
Knowles hinted that an even more responsible security force (of 
non-students) may be necessary. A little restraint on the part of 
students will allow us to continue to supervise our own dances, 
and save us some money in the process. 

College Vice President for Finance Gene Hessey also called for 
student assistance this week by outlining ways we can help save 
money by conserving energy. Surprisingly enough, this is the 
College's first attempt to make students energy-conscious. With 
a tuition increase already on the way due to rising utility rates, 
this seems like a good time for us to start listening. 

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Vandalism through the ages 

In case anyone at Washington College 
Is ol the opinion that student vandalism 
is a recent phenomenon, let him or her 
take notice of this incident : 

In 1870, a band of marauding students 
from Christ Church, one of the most 
prestigious of the colleges at Oxford 
University, removed a number of 
valuable statues from the college 
library and built a bonfire around them 
in the college quadrangle. The London 
Times was not impressed, and said so 
in an editorial: 

-Astonishment mingled at first with in- 
credulity, is the feeling with which the 
story that comes from Oxford has been 
received by the public, and expecially 
by University men. The practical jokes 
of Undergraduates are sufficiently 
notorious, and have at times verged on 
sacrilege and misdemeanour, but this 
exceeds anything that lingers in the 
memory of the oldest inhabitant. It 
must go forth to the world that the most 
brutal and senseless act of Vandalism 
that has disgraced our time has been 
committed by members of the great 
Foundation of Christ Church, young 
men belonging to the higher classes of 
England, brought up in the midst of the 
most refined civilization, and receiving 
the most costly education that the coun- 
try can provide.... Truth is stranger 
than fiction, even on a subject which 
has so much exercised the invention of 
novelists as University lite. " 

The Dean of Christ Church at the 
time, Henry Liddell (father of Alice 

— — ■ SGA Forum* 

reminded. After all, we're paying the 
tab, and that means the students are 
paying the tab too." 

Other conservation efforts on campus 
will include the Hill Dorm renovations 
in the near future, followed by exten- 
sive work in Somerset. "I can sym- 
pathize with all these students," Hessey 
said. "The system is either all the way 
off or all the way on. Until that's con- 
trollable, our ability to conserve energy 
in those buildings Is limited." 

In an effort to explain the budget- 
making process Hessey said, "We just 
attempt to guess what the cost In- 
creases will be, then add them to the 
budget. But," he said, "the guesswork 
is getting pretty tricky." 

Washington already uses the cheapest 
grade of fuel oil available, and fuel oil is 
50% of the budget. Another increase in 
that field was the addition of a position 
in the physics department." 

Liddell, to whom Lewis Carroll wrote 
Alice in Wonderland), took a more con- 
ciliatory view of the proceedings : 
•■Young men of large fortune have little 
to tear from such penalties as we can 
impose... The late Lord Lyttleton, who 
turned out a very steady, useful man, 
was the first who painted the Dean's 
Door. The late Lord Derby is believed 
to have been the ringleader of a part 
who pulled down the figure which still 
gives name to the fountain in the Great 
Quadrangle. The attack in my garden 
last summer. ..was led by two noble 
Lords, one of whom had never been a 
member of any University, the other 
did not belong to us but graduated with 
honour from a College of high repute in 
the University and actually held, as he 
still holds, the position of a Lord of Her 
Majesty's Treasury. Can it be a matter 
of surprise that, when such things 
receive such countenance, there should 
be Individuals in each successive 
generation of wealthy undergraduates 
who think it a nobel pastime to imitate 
and improve upon the freaks of their 

Whatever the guiltiness of the 
perpetrators of recent acts of van- 
dalism at Washington College, they are 
in good company. 

(Quotations are from The Oxford 
Book of Oxford, Jan Morris, ed. Ox- 
ford: Oxford University Press, 1978, pp. 

Carlos Wilton, '78 

Cooperation with 
security force urged 

In light of several small incidents 
that occurred at the dance this past 
weekend, perhaps now would be the 
best time to discuss the various policies 
the College, the Dining Hall, and the 
SGA has concerning social events. 

First of all, the College allows us use 
of its facilities only under the condition 
that we provide some sort of qualified 
supervision and are responsible for 
damages. Supervision of this type 


SGA President 

could be very costly, so, in an effort to 
satisfy the College's requirements and 
to keep costs down at the same time, 
last year the SGA Initiated a program 
whereby a group of students volun- 
teered to watch the doors to Hodson and 
generally monitor behavior at social 
events. By this action, we as students 
took it upon ourselves to regulate our 
own behavior. We were satisfying the 
College's demand for supervision, the 
SGA's need to be frugal, and 
demonstrating our ability to handle all 
phases of a social event. 

Unfortunately, we of the SGA do not 
feel that everybody fully understands 
the workings of the system, the need for 
the system and the valuable service 
that the volunteers provide. It disturbs 

us greatly to see students taking ad- 
vantage of other students by trying to 
sneak into dances or by compromising 
other students by asking to be let into 
dances for free. 

It is even more disturbing to see so- 
meone's behavior get so out of hand 
that one of those volunteers is forced to 
take some action and then see the stu- 
dent give the volunteer even further 
harassment for just doing his job. 
These volunteers are doing us a great 
service. It really isn't right not to treat 
them fairly. 

Along those same lines, the SGA is 
also responsible for any damages that 
take place at a social event. If you 
break something (like the door to Hod- 
son Hall) it is your responsibility to the 
rest of us to own up to it. The same 
holds true if you witness someone break 
something. If someone doesn't take 
responsibility we will have to pay for it 
out of our social budget, so all of us suf- 

The College will simply not tolerate 
unruly behavior that either causes 
damage to Its facilities or infringes on 
the rights of its students. We as 
students have taken it upon ourselves to 
uphold these policiies. If the College Is 
going to continue to allow us the 
freedom that we currently have, we are 
going to have to hold up our end of the 

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Band lacks support 

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"I think that if it is a Washington Col- 
lege band, most of the support should 
come from the student body," says Am- 
zie Parcell. Assistant Professor of 
Music, as he begins his first year as 
Band Director. 

At the beginning of the academic 
year, a list of students who were in- 
terested in music was sent to Parcell by 
the Office of Student Affairs. Despite 
his various efforts including phone 
calls, ads and posters, Parcell said 
there are only 15 band participants from 
Washington College. 

Parcell speculates that out of a col- 
lege this size, he should, "be able to set 
up a band of thirty-five to forty stu- 
dents," and adds, "maybe this is just a 
stage the band is going through." 

The band's weakest areas for college 
representation are the clarinets and the 
low brass section, which includes the 
trombone and the tuba. As of this Mon- 
day, Parcell had no students from this 
school in either of those areas. 

The number of band participants has 
gradually declined over the past two or 
three years, Parcell said. Last year, on- 

ly six students participated from Wash- 
ington College. The band existed last 
year only because. its director John 
Klaus encouraged some music teachers 
from Kent County, and a few members 
of the College's faculty to pitch in their 
musical talents. According to Parcell, 
"It is the same as lacrosse and soccer, 
if the students want the band, they must 
support it." 

Parcell ran an article in the local 
Chestertown paper dn Wednesday, 
September 13, to attract adult 
townspeople who have had previous in- 
strumental experience to Join the band. 
He said he hopes that the article will not 
only increase the size of the band, but 
will also produce an outlet for the 
creative energies of members of the 

The band's scheduled for their first 
concert on November 4-5. They will 
combine with the Wesley College Band 
of Dover and the Delaware Brass En- 
semble in order to give two per- 
formances. The first will take place at 
Wesley College on the fourth, and the 
second will be held on our campus on 
the fifth. 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-PH^y Sq.tomh- H, *«a. P . r , 

aaoccFocus on photography* 

Proper film will 
improve picture quality 


Selecting the proper film for your 
camera is an important factor in Im- 
proving the quality of the pictures that 

Film is produced in various speeds 
called the ASA rating. This rating in- 
dicates degree of sensitivity to light. 
The higher the rating, the more sen- 
sitive the film. 

The higher the speed, however, the 
poorer the quality. For example, a film 
with ASA 25 produces better quality 
than a 400 speed film. In addition, the 
higher the ASA, the less light required 
for a good exposure. 

When taking pictures Indoors, use a 
high ASA film if you want to avoid using 
flashes. If you do use a flash, however, 
be sure to use a low ASA film. Slow film 
is best outside if the subject is fairly 
stationary. For sports or action shots' 
use the faster film, so you can use a 
higher shutter speed. This will enable 
your camera to stop the action. 

Black and white film comes In ASA 
25, 125, and 400. Use the 125 for normal 

pictures and all around use. Color film 
comes In ASA 100 and 400. Use the ASA 
100 for best results. Color slide film 
comes in ASA 25, 64, 200, and 400. It also 
comes in kodachrome, and Ekta- 
chrome. Kodachrome is slower (ASA 25 
and 64) and gives the clearest image. 
Ektachrome (64, 200, and 400) is used 
for action and low light photography. 
Always use the slowest film possible for 
the situation. The type of film you chose 
depends on the Particular situation. 

NEXT WEEK: How to use instant pic- 
ture cameras. 

Decreasing enrollments In colleges, 
caused by the end of the "baby-boom" 
also means fewer newcomers to the 
labor force. A large consulting firm 
that surveyed 360 plants has found that 
93 percent reported Increasing turnoyer 
rates and 70 percent had to lower stan- 
dards in order to fill openings. That also 
means Jobs in many areas are getting 
easier to find. 

Roving Reporter 

Resurrection of the Crab 

After a one-year hiatus, the Crab, 
labeiing itself as that last bastion 
yellow journalism, " has reappeared. 
The Elm sought out possible suspects 
this week, asking "Are you responsible 



Steve Glessner— Senior, Upper Darby, Peter Zekonis— Senior, New Hope, Pa. Pete "The Hatchet man" Turchi, — NickNappo, Junior, Falls Church, Va. 

Pa. "I wouldn't touch that piece of (ex- Sophomore, Randallstown, Md. "Not in any way, shape, or form." 

"I like the idea of the immediate pletive deleted) ! " "Are you kidding?" 
future. It was Jazzar's last request to 
get a Craboul this vear. " 

Larry Stahl, junior. New Jersey 
"Talk to my agent." 

Mark Naser,— Junior, New Jersey 

"I don't know. I've never had them. 
No, I'm not, but I don't think the people 
that wrote it have any cause to jump all 
over the administration like they did." 

Bonnie Nelle Duncan-Senior, Street, Randy Watson-Senior. Federalsburg, 
Md. Md. 

-I'm shocked that you would ask me. "Though not necessarily a member of 
We never had such publications in the the editorial staff. I have, due to my 
convent school I went to before I came previous experience on the Board of 
, V\ c Publications as Co-Editor of Pegasus 

1978, been chosen tu re| 
in its request for finai. 


Fearin' the Reaper, 
a clutch of horror f 

Dawn of the Dead 



Fine Arts Editor 
If you can handle the first ten minutes 
of George A. Romero's Dawn of the 
Dead, you can probably handle the 
goriest stuff any horror film will ever 
dish out. Like, for instance, the remain- 
ing 110 minutes of Dawn of the Dead. 
But really they're nothing compared to 
the first ten minutes: 

In a housing project in nighttime Pitt- 
sburgh a S.W.A.T. team is shooting it 
out with corpses who for some reason 
have shuffled back into life. The dead 
can't use guns, move stiffly, but prove 
to be hungry. Ravenous, in fact. A band 
of Puerto Rican radicals is blasting 
away at the S.W.A.T. team. Shadows 
seem to be taking shots at one another. 


Scott Relnlger In DAWN OF THE DEAD 

National Guardsmen are committing 
suicide. The city cops are shooting 
everything that moves. The only way to 
kill the dead is to destroy their brains. 
In the middle of this confusion are ac- 
tually a few live civilians. The number 
of this last group is lessened by one 
when an obese S.W.A.T. man kicks 
down a door and blows the head off a 
black man standing next to his wife. 
Completely off. 

There. I began my review just like 
George A. Romero begins his film. If it 
seems calculated to offend, so does his 
opening seem calculated to keep people 
away from the theatre. I'm not sure 
why Romero does it. I think it's a 
shame. Believe it or not, the man has 
some things to say. 

From the nightmare city, we follow 
two S.W.A.T. men (Scott Reiniger and 
Ken Foree ) who helicopter out at 
daybreak with a young pilot and his 
wife. They pass over grits picnicing 
with the family in the middle of open 
fields, sniping at the slow-moving dead. 
There's beer, betting, and laughter, au- 
dience included. The four finally make 
their pad on the roof of a sprawling Pen- 
nsylvania shopping mall. There they 
fortify the Civil Defense storeroom. 

The zombies, driven by urges from 
their past lives, shamble through 
stores, ride escalators, and move at a 
pace that's oddly congruous to the tem- 
po of canned music. Romero scores 
satiric by turns jabbing at con- 
sumerism and exploiting it. Or both: 
Foree and Reiniger modeling an entire 
gunshop, admiring the glitter and heft 
of each piece separately and in sets. 
Like much of Dawn, the scene is 
obsessive and funny. It's hard to dislike 
a film whose climactic sequence is set 
to a piped-in polka. 

Firing, foraging, or hotwiring trucks, 
the two S.W.A.T. men demonstrate the 
unnerving efficiency of the volunteer 
soldier. If the blaxploitation film hadn't 
died an untimely death, Foree would be 
a millionaire. He has the silent quality 
of a man who converts his fear into the 
energy to strike back. Reiniger, on the 
other hand, only barely bridles his 
character's exuberant destructiveness 
with paramilitary precision. His per- 
formance is one of the more frightening 

things in a film I re 
ly. With the ten mini 

More accesible th 
frightening are Ph 
ween. It's odd 
frightening. Twentj 
Coscarelli has wri 
some scenes that 
unlike Dawn, uninh 
follows his brother 
and is chased out 
that looks like he 
the Star War's bat 
that these dwarves 
from the sinister 
tuary that have b 
meet the gravitatioi 
another dimension, 
figure it out for the 
These dwarves hav 
to meet the gravitat 
of another dimensioi 

"Of course! Wh> 

But for every 1 
there's a spooky on 
is balanced. Its vt 
brashness with wh 
moments are execu 
the sense of chaos ti 


It's billed as "The Monster Movie," 
and Paramount's ad campaign features 
three stages in the evolution of a nasty 
little embryo, who promises to bloom 
into an even nastier critter when it hits 
the screen. None of this, however, 
prepares the viewer for the dripping 
mass of play-dough which finally ap- 
pears after hiding in the bushes and 
breathing heavily through the first half 
of the movie. 

Ugh. We're led to believe that the 
"monster" is a mutated bear, but I'll 
bet good money that it's really Dinner 
Dave after a rough night on the town. 
Whatever it is, it's about as scary as a 
box of Post Toasties and functions on 
almost the same level of intelligence. 
This is forgiveable though because it 
puts the creature in good company with 
the movie's "human" cast. 

Talia Us there life after Rocky ) 
Shire plays a pregnant concert cellist 
who doesn't even have the sense to drop 
the mutated baby bear she's carrying 

when it bites her on the neck. Robert 
Foxworth is appropriately dumb as a 
Health Department inspector out of his 
element, and the rest of the cast act 
with about as much intensity as a row of 

Today's "monster movies" need 
scientific explanations for their 
"monsters" to satisfy the cynical au- 
diences of the '70s. There is a reason for 
the creature's condition, but no reason 
for Prophecy itself. The story revolves 
around some ecological problems 
which are important to our age, but in- 
stead of making a point, it exploits to 
make a buck. The audience is left with a 
mediocre cast and one of film's most 
deplorable "monsters." Personally I 
was rooting for the monster. After 
demolishing the cast, I wanted it to seek 
out the director, producer, writers, and 
especially the special effects team who 
gave it birth. 
That should be one pissed-off bear. 



Under a graveyard on a high cliff 
beside the ocean, Dr. Van Helsing 
(Lawrence Olivier), a professional in 
the occult, enters the tomb of his 
recently deceased daughter, Mina. She 
is believed to be immortal now: a new 
addition to Count Dracula's group of 
vampires. Van Helsing knows that the 
only way to save her soul is to destroy 
her by using sacred means. He enters 
her grave along with Dr. Seward, 
whose daughter, Lucy, later becomes 
the "wife" of Count Dracula. A figure 
clad in the garments of the grave ap- 
pears —Mina. Moving up from the feet, 
the camera focuses on her face, ghastly 
white, with ulceric holes and blood-red 

eyes. Mina smiles at her father. 

The star of Dracula (Universal) is 
Broadway veteran Frank Langella: 
6'2", with dark brown hair and dark, 
penetrating eyes. The romantic vam- 
pire he plays is still lustful in his old age 
(300), and has immeasurable strength. 
Who else can scale the stone walls of a 
century-old castle, and break through 
the walls of a lunatic asylum? Dracula, 
of course, who "throughout history has 
filled the hearts of men with terror and 
the hearts of women with desire," as 
the promo goes. Langella's Dracula has 
has won the hearts of many peo- 
ple—especially women. 

Coming to Bill Smith, September 14, 16, 


COLLEGE ELM-Fr W^r, SttfMBter M , ^p^ , . 

The Stalker In HALLOWKBM 

project has' and of a madness that 
might, after all, be possible to slip Into. 
Which characters are real, which are 
remembered, which imagined? Why 
did the Tall Man take the boys' mother 
and father? Why does he stalk them up 
until the last frame of film? 

Halloween, directed by 30 year old 
John Carpenter, is the only film of the 
six reviewed in these pages that does 
not depend on special effects. A straight 
psycho-on-the-loose story, it is the most 
disturbing film here. 

The story is simple. He stabbed his 
teen-age sister Halloween night when 
he was six. Fifteen years to the night 
later, he breaks out of the nuthouse and 
returns to the scene. But it is still late 
afternoon when he follows the two 
blistfully unaware teen-age girls 
joyriding through the suburb 
Carpenter places the camera on their 
hood so the big green Country Squire 
stationwagon he stole from the asylum 
is framed behind their heads and one of 
them leans forward and clicks on the 
radio and Blue Oyster Cult's "Don't 
Fear the Reaper" comes on: 

Romeo and Juliet 
Are together in Eternity 
40,000 men and women every day 
We could be like they are 
40.000 men and women everyday 
So come on baby 
take my hand 
Don 't (ear the Reaper 
We'll be able to fiy 
Don 't fear the Reaper 

Many hours and slashings later, the 
killer, who has been stabbed and shot 
repeatedly falls from a third floor win- 
dow. Then Carpenter makes his move. 

When they get to the window, he's 
gone. And here is some answer to the 
question of who took mother and father, 
who stalked the boys in Phantasm and 
who will not die until the last frame of 
film has passed. How we take horror 
movies, the best horror movies (and 
Halloween is one) depends in the end 
how much, more or less, we fear the 



Fine Arts Editor 
What has 8 heads, 14 legs, 4 paws and 
a tail, and stars in the motion picture 
A lien? 
The Alien, right? 

Nope. It's the crew of the space tug 
Nostromo, a 5 men, 2 women and a cat, 
who are the film's real stars. This more 
than anything else is the reason Alien 
(20th Century Fox) is not the heart- 
stopper it starts out to be. In Dan 
O'Bannon's screenplay the Alien, in- 
stead of being a true monster, slowly 
metamorphoses into a mere projection 
of the beast that O'Bannon presumes is 
within everyone, and especially within 

For the first- hour, though, Alien is 
scary as hell. Responding to a distress 
signal from an unnamed planet, the 
crew stumbles upon the cavernous 
abandoned spaceship that serves as a 
breeding ground for the title creature. 
Director Ridley Scott equips the crew's 
suits with built-in TV cameras, and the 
derelict ship appears on the Nostromo's 
monitors with the shock of a live news 
report. Soon a freshly-hatched Alien is 
being hauled aboard attached to John 
Hurt's face like a big yellow crab. 
Back en route, the crew bickers about 
. removing the thing from Hurt, who is 
still breathing but unavailable for com- 
ment. He regains his appetite as well as 
his speech when the mess slides off his 
face, apparently dead, so the entire 
team sits down to a sort of reunion 

Now this crew is out of a perverted 
episode of "Star Trek." Lots of ethnic 
diversity, a black, women, even a cold, 
precise Science Officer. There's no 
Chinese, though the cat looks Persian. 
But they don't talk like this on the TV 
show: "Sure wish I couid eat something 
else," Yaphet Kotto says, smiling at 
Veronica Cartwright, who smiles back 
as Harry Dean Stanton pipes up, "At 
least with this food you know what 
you're getting." 

Suddenly Hurt begins choking and as 
he's held down what should burst from 
his stomach but the Alien, this time in 
the form of a blind black snake which 
scoots off after grinning at the horrified 

Mr. Spock might not know what to 
make of this gruesome baby (Benjamin 


Spock certainly wouldn't), but we have 
a hunch it's got to do with the lustful 
remarks at the table. Still, we're ter- 
rified. This pivotal scene is the high 
point of the fiim. 

In other words, it's all downhill from 
there. The Alien, still evolving and 
shedding rubbery skins all over the 
place, starts picking them off one by 
one. It's the haunted house bit in outer 
space (stick together). Stanton breaks 
off from the group to look for that 
damned cat. "Here Kitty, here Kitty 
Kitty Kitty." Suddenly he's facing a 10- 
foot black insect of an Alien. "You're 
not Kitty." 

The Spock-like Science Officer (Ian 
Holm) turns out to be a robot sent by 
the evil corpotation or CIA or 
something. Just in case anybody picks 
up any dangerous Aliens. It sounds 
highly illogical, but they need them for 
weapons. So Holm tries to protect the 
creature. He tries to kill Sigourney 
Weaver by stuffing a rolled-up porno 
magazine down her throat. 

Weaver, however, is not downed in 
her quest to kill the Alien, to, in her 
well-chosen phrase, "blast the fucker 
into space." 

By now we could hazard the guess 
that the Alien is not alien at all, but the 
embodiment of some evil human sexual 
urge. This would account for the color 
and shape of the thing, and the 
moralistic tone the movie has adopted. 
Seen in this light, the film's finale 
makes more sense as a sort of preachy 
women's lib tour deforce. 

Sole survivor Weaver (and the cat) 
take off in an escape ship after calling 
the Nostromo's computer, Mother, a 
nasty name, and blowing her and the 
larger ship to smithereens. But the 
Alien is in the shuttle with her. You'd 
think he'd gotten the hint by now. Ap- 
propriately, for this last confrontation 
she's down to tee-shirt and panties.. 

But that's as far as she's going to go. 
She gets rid of him as she would a 
tiresome date. She's independent. She's 
seen The Turning Point and An Unmar- 
ried Woman, by God. And the last we 
see of the poor Alien, now almost in the 
shape of a man, is floating out to the 
farthest reaches of space. 
She told him where to get off. 

tht. WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Frhtoy, September H, BTO-Pwe 8 

State Department official 
to be first Forum speaker 







Please contact Peter Turchi in Cecil 124 or Kathy 
Streckfus in Richmond House or through campus mail. 

Creative, bizarre, bonzo, talented, 
enlightened people who can write, 
do write or want to write a little more, 
a little better than the folks next 
door, the screaming hordes, the 

The Washington College Review 
(WCR) is joyously accepting poetry, 
short stores, short plays, 
photography, art reviews of films 
books exhibitions for PUBLICA- 
TION after scrutiny. Deadline for 
first issue: October 24. To have your 
work scrutinized, find Lee Ann 
Chearneyi, or Claire Mowbray in 
Richmond House, or Steve Glassner 
or Pete Zekonis in Cecil, or drop it in 
the WCR mailbox, Richmond 

The first speaker in the William 
James Forum will be Sandra Vogel- 
gesang, according to Dr. Peter Tapke, 
Chairman of the Department of Philo- 
sophy and faculty advisor to the 

Vogelgesang, the Special Assistant 
for Policy Planning in the Bureau of 
European Affairs of the Department of 
State, will speak at 7:30 in Hynson 
Lounge on Thursday, September 20. 

The areas of the world that Vogel- 
gesang covers are Eastern and Western 
Europe and Russia. She will discuss the 
queslion, "Is Jimmy Carter Really 
Helping Human Rights?" She has writ- 
ten a book on human rights which is to 
be published soon, according to Tapke. 

One of the "most eminent English- 
speaking philosophers of this time" will 
speak on Homecoming Day, said 
Tapke. Sir Alfred Ayer will come to 
Washington College to speak on Hume's 
theory of morals, politics, and religion. 
Ayer will fly in from Wolfson College, 
Oxford, England in conjunction with a 
three-day visit to the University of 
Delaware. He is the author of Lang- 
uage, Truth, and Logic as well as 
various other works in Philosophy. 
Ayer will talk at 3pm on October 27 in 
William Smith Auditorium. 

The officers of the William James 
Forum are Dave Wheelan, President; 
Jon Mueller, Vice-President; Rita 
McWilliams, Secretary; and Douglas 
Delano, Treasurer. 

Vogel, SGA plan Homecoming 


Homecoming Weekend should be ex- 
tremely busy, according to Jay Vogel, 
Director of Alumni Affairs. The 
festivities will begin at the Alumni 
House with an Alumni Cocktail party on 
Friday, October 26. The beginning mat- 
ches of the Volleyball Tournament and 
a bonfire in the Kent Quadrangle spon- 
sored by the Student Government 
Association will also be held on Friday. 

On Saturday, the annual parade 
through town will start at 10 am. At the 
same time, the Faculty, Alumni, Stu- 
dent distance run will begin and at 
10:30, the local alumni chapter will 
sponsor a yard sale on the lawn next to 
the Alumni House. Next on the agenda 
is the Alumni Lacrosse game at 11:30 
and a soccer game against Johns 

Hopkins at 1:30. 

The Philosophy Department will host 
a three-session "Joint Philosophical 
Colloquium" beginning at 10:30 on 
Saturday and continuing throughout 
most of the day. 

There will be competition between an 
Alumni team and the men's crew later 
in the afternoon. An Alumni-Faculty 
buffet will begin afterwards from 6-9 
p.m. in Hynson Lounge with music pro- 
vided by the Rich Deprospo Trio. 

The Homecoming weekend will end 
with a dance sponsored by the SGA in 
Hodson Hail. The SGA has tentatively 
planned for the band Appalosa. Vogel 
said that "while all the activities are 
positively scheduled, the times are sub- 
ject to change. 

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This year the Washington College 
Lecture Series is promoting a series of 
beneficial lectures and presentations. 
Though the schedule is not yet com- 
pleted, Dr. W. Michael Bailey, Faculty 
Advisor of the Series, says it "should of- 
fer an interesting variety." 


T)n September 29, Peter Armstron 
will give a piano recital of compositions 
by Ferruccio Busconi. 


Appearing on October 11 will be Dr. 
Donald Frame, one of the most 
distinguished American scholars in the 
subject of French Literature. Later in 
October Mr. John Goddard, who canoed 
the length of the Nile River, will relate 
his experiences to students. 

November 13 will bring Dr. Keppel of 
the Aspen Institute who will deliver a 
lecture entitled "Education For a 
Changing Society!" The French 
Theater of Boston, with dramatics and 
reading, will give their presentation on 
November 28. 

"I'd like students to make sugges- 
tions as to who they would like to ap- 
pear"; says Bailey. Suggestions can be 
given to the Lecture Series faculty ad- 
visors: Dr. Bailey, Dr. Baxter, Dr. 
Cousineau and Dr. Creegan. or to the 
members of the soon to be appointed 
Student Committee of the Lecture 

THE WASH I NGTON CMJ.BfiW RI.M-Frirt.v ST > ..-h. f 14. uWM>.«., 

Another view of life abroad 

Mueller remembers "open, friendly people" of Europe 


The day I went up to Oxford the first 
time I took one of those smelly diesel 
trains that still provide most of British 
Rail's local service. It was noisy, un- 
comfortable and slow, but rather 
quaint, and gave a pleasant view of the 
Thames valley, perhaps the most 
suitable first look at a route I would 
travel a few times more. 

It was a day-time train, and nearly 
empty, after most of the passengers got 
off in the London suburbs. In the car- 
riage with me were an Oxford 
undergraduate and two American girls, 
like me going up to Oxford for a year. I 
had been two nights without sleep, and 
was running on the adrenalin that 
flowed stronger and stronger as we ran 
closer to Oxford, and all I cared to do 
was watch the English countryside that 
I was finally seeing. 

The others talked, a few seats behind 
me, but at that time I had no desire to 
join in; I was completely amivalent 
about speaking to my fellow 
Americans. I didn't realize then that I 
was experiencing a feeling that would 
be repeated, and grow stronger over 
the year ahead. 

Oxford really is the city of dreaming 
spires. My first impression of the city, 
from that railway carriage, was of 
church and college spires thrusting 
above the city's sprawling, close- 
packed little buildings. 

As the train pulled Into the station, 
the English student put on his tweed 
Jacket. He had been giving the 
American girls a lesson In U.S. history. 

Now he said, "Yes, I think it is a good 
idea for you to come to England to 
study American history." 

The way I felt, those first weeks in 
Oxford, was that English people might 
think I didn't belong there because I 
was American, but actually I did, bee 
because I was an undergraduate, too. I 
actually cultivated my Americanism at 
first, to preserve my individuality, until 
I realized that there were a thousand 

tact with foreigners. 

A young American woman on my 
flight over, who had lived and travelled 
abroad extensively, told me, "Being an 
American abroad can be a lonely ex- 
perience. Just don't expect it to be easy 
and you'll be all right." I didn't find it 
like that at all. Americans make 
themselves lonely, by the Insecurity 
that makes them so superficial. My 
European memories are not of cold, 
hostile foreigners. They are of open, 

Stephenson, Parcell join Music Dept. 

"I never tried to change the English, but I don't 

think they desired that I change either/' 


There are two new faces in the 
Washington College Music Depart- 
ment, this Fall, those of Helen Stephen- 
son and Elizabeth Parcell. 

Stephenson, an Annapolis resident, is 
currently working on her doctorate at 
the Catholic University of America, in 
Washington D.C., where she received 
her Masters degree in Music. She is an 
accomplished soprano, and will be 
teaching the vocal section of the depart- 
ment. In addition, she will participate 
in performances at the college— such as 
a faculty recital scheduled for Novem- 

"I like teaching the smaller classes 
here, because there is more give and 
take with the students, as opposed to 
larger schools," says Parcell. But she 
is no stranger to WC, being the wife of 
A mzie Parcell, musicologist and music 
historian, who has been on the music 
staff for a year. She said this job 


signifies a coming out of retirement, 
after having put aside teaching for a 
few years in favor of having children. 
Parcell received her Bachelor's degree 
and her Masters in music, at the Uni- 
versity of Missouri and went on to fur- 
ther study at Indiana University. 

The decision to hire the two part-time 
teachers came after John Klaus' resig- 
nation, early this summer. Klaus had 
been teaching both Instrumental and 
vocal music, which is a hard combina- 
tion to come by in a music teacher, said 
Kathy Mills, Music Department Chair- 
man. He is now at Cornell College In 
Iowa, where he will teach Band and 
Music, as well as being in charge of 
their orchestra. 

Mills safd that the two part-time posi- 
tions, are "working out well, better 
than we could have expected, because 
of the variety that the two teachers will 
offer, as opposed to Just one." 

other Americans studying there, and 
nobody cared about one more or less. I 
never tried to change the English, but I 
don't think that they desired that I 
change, either. 

" My attitude toward the other 
Americans in Oxford, once I discovered 
their existence, which I think was 
generally shared by most of us, was one 
of accepting neutrality. Initially I was 
startled, and a bit threatened, by so 
many compatriots. I accepted their 
presence, but had no desire to associate 
with them, at least as a group, but took 
them as individuals, the same as I took 
the British. The American tourists who 
over-ran Oxford in Summer Term were 
a slightly different matter. I desired to 
avoid contact with them if possible, 
which wasn't hard. By that time I was 
so hopelessly Anglicized that they all 
took me for an Englishman, even when 
I talked. They might ask for directions, 
but that was all. Americans are so in- 
secure that they hesitate to initiate con- 

friendly people. 

I was astonished by the number of 
English people I met in Oxford who had 
been to the U.S. I had to become ac- 
customed to hearing about places in my 
own country where I have never been 
from foreigners. English people who 
had never been here were alt abysmally 
ignorant about the U.S., but curious, 
and they ail wanted to come here. This 
was something completely unexpected 
which I found throughout both England 
and Germany. A German student I 
talked to told me, "To the European, 
America is still the land of opportuni- 
ty." This country still commands a 
great deal of respect abroad, and 
American failure to recognize it stems 
from a paranoic desire for sycophancy 
and perhaps our own guilt, of what, I 
couldn't say. It's not my guilt. 

Mueller, a Washington College student, 
spent last year at Manchester College 
at Oxford University. 





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Drexel takes Chester 
River Tournament 


Sports Editor 

"Drexel had the best team," an- 
nounced Coach Ed Athey upon the com- 
petition of the Chester River Tourna- 
ment this past weekend. Drexel won 
both of their games while each of the 
other three teams Involved lost one. 
The Shoremen split their two games 
while Western Maryland and 
Washington & Lee shared last place due 
to their 1-1 tie. 

Winning two soccer games in a tour- 
nament Is really not too difficult, but 
winning them both within a five hour 
period is quite an accomplishment. 
That Is exactly what the Drexel 
Dragon's did on Friday afternoon. Im- 
mediately following a 4-0 drubbing of 
Western Maryland, they took the field 
against Washington College. 

The first half ended In a 0-0 deadlock 
with Drexel controlling the play for the 
most part. Both defenses were superb 
and Chris Kiefer was exceptional In the 
Shore goal. Early In the second half, 
however, Drexel forward Dave High 
beat the Shoremen defense up the mid- 
dle and scored Into the left corner of the 
goal. The Shoremen never really 
challenged after that point until Mark 
Mulllcan took a shot that appeared to be 
labeled for the upper right corner of the 
goal. It went just wide, Drexel's 
defense settled down, and the game 
ended with Drexel on top of a 1-0 score. 
Lack of offense was certainly the 
reason for this defeat as Drexel's 
goaltender was only required to make 
two saves. Kiefer, on the other hand, 
had five. 

After Friday's game, the offense 
must have gone to bed early because 
they were raring to go on Saturday 
afternoon. Washington & Lee was a for- 
midable opponent, but the Shoremen's 
2-1 victory was really not as close as the 
score Indicated/ 

With just nine minutes gone In the 
game, V.J. Filliben found himself in a 
race with the W&L goaltender for a 
loose ball. They both got there at the 
same time, and the ball popped straight 
up in the air. While the goalie stayed on 
the ground, V.J. jumped up and went 
after It again. During his effort, he was 
bumped by another W&L defender, and 
he was hit Inside the penalty box. This 
allowed Lee Elnwachter a free shot 
against the goalie. He beat the keeper, 
and the Shoremen led, 1-0. Just thirty 
seconds after the celebration, W&L 
silenced the crowd with a goal of their 
own. After a pretty centering pass, for- 
ward Jeff Renner made a beautiful 
head shot into the upper right corner of 
the net. The half ended in a 1-1 tie. 

The second half was dominated by 
the Shoremen, but they were unable to 
score until freshman Dave Hastings 
took a beautiful pass from senior Tom 
Kohlerman and scored with 14 : 50 left in 
the game. The Shoremen forced W&L's 
goalie to make 10 rakes while getting 
only two goals. One has to wonder if the 
injury to Tom Vach (a broken leg in 
scrimmage Thursday), the best shooter 
on the team, will have any effect on 
Shoreman soccer this season. 

Sophomore v. JFUllben moves downfleld in WC's tournament Ion to Drexel 

A Commentary 

Athletic scholarships 
outlawed this year 


Sports Editor 

Beginning this year, financial aid for 
athletes in Division III schools is no 
longer available. The only financial aid 
that a Division III athlete can receive is 
based entirely on need. The reason for 
this change is too lessen the importance 
of athletics and strengthen the im- 
portance of higher education. 

Lacrosse outlook: 28 new prospects 

Kent County News 

Twenty-eight lacrosse prospects have 
entered Washington College, enhancing 
chances for a Shore rebound in 1980. 

Coach Bryan Matthews lost only 
Gilman's Dave Parker (Maryland) and 
Severn's Steve Keaney in his drive to 
rebuild flagging Shore lacrosse for- 
tunes. Washington College tumbled to a 
3-8 record in 1979 after losing 13 
regulars from the 1978 club. 

The "stick picture" is bright for '80. 
Matthews already has returning a solid 
team headed by defenseman Leckie 
Haller and sophomore standouts Peter 
Jenkins, Paul Hooper, Jesse Bacon and 
Bob White. Seniors Greg Schaffner and 
Billy Hamill are expected to return in 
the spring. 

The influx of newcomers, however, 
will solidigy a weak bench and should 
rocket "Wash. Coll." back into the 
NCAA tournament spotlight. There 
have been other parallels. Freshman 
Jimmy Chalfant and Carl Ortman 
headed a strong contingent in 1964 when 
the Shore ten was 10-2. The arrival of 
John Cheek, G.P. Lindsay and Myrt 
Gaines and company in the mid-1970s 
had a similar effect. 

Three new goaltendets will give 
Bruce Winand and Steve Mullinix a stiff 
run in the cage. Chris Anglirn from 
Levittown Division, Jim O'Neill from 
Parkville and Donald Sutherland from 
Lawrenceville, ail have outstanding 
credentials. Anglirn is a solid 5-9, 185 

Kip Sparrow from Lawrenceville, 
Jeff Kauffman from Loyola, Chris Cox 
and Rick John from Boys Latin and 
Brian Carr from Henderson High 
School are top attack prospects. Spar- 
row was all-state in New Jersey, Cox 
and Kauffman had outstanding MSA 
seasons in Baltimore. Carr is 6-5. Kauff- 
man and Carr play the crease. 
Mike Barrow from Severn, Bob Zizza 

from Levittown Division and Paul 
Castilino from Corning had standout 
high school careers. Zizza's strong suit 
is his speed. Castilino, also plays 
defense, but at 6-1, 185 can move. 

Jim Cunningham from Randallstown 
is another fine prospect who is coming 
off a great high school senior year. 

Jeff Gruem from Severna Park, Mike 
Mariano rom Dulaney, Jim Frack from ' 
Hereford, Ross Lansinger from Essex 
Comminity College, Scott Pray from 
Rhode Island, Mike Faust, from 
Delaware, and Kenny Wayson from 
Key School are also highly recom- 
mended. Pray at 6-1, 185 is highly 
touted Faust was a high school All- 

Eight new defensemen have Mat- 
thews rich in back-line talent. Tim 
Melville is 6-2, 190 and aggressive. Tim 
Cloud, former Severn standout, by the 
way of Franklin and Marshall College 
and Anne Arundel C.C. will definitely 
help. Add Levittown Divisions John 
Langue, Mike Schnapp from 
McDonogh, Lance Yardell from upstate 
New York, Bill Coffey from 
Lawrenceville, along with Steve Snee 
and Doug Hallum— and Matthews is 
loaded with defensemen. 

Another freshman who is expected to 
play "fall ball" is Brian Corrigan, Gene 
Corrigan's son. Gene Corrigan, Univer- 
sity of Virginia athletic director, was an 
outstanding player, and has coached 
W&L, where he has also served as A.D. 
Little is known about Brian Corrigan 
who comes from a great lacrosse play- 
ing family. Uncle Dick Corrigan was a 
great player at Pennsylvania . 

The beginning of classes last week 
also saw the return of Jay Atkinson, 
burly Ben Tuckerman, Tom Adams and 
Steve Furman. 

Whether Nobie Powell, Kevin Gavin 
and Dick Grieves will return is not 
known at this time. 
Matthews reported Friday that 

sophomore defenseman Kevin O'Con- 
nor, senior defenseman Bill Herring 
and sophomore goalt tender Bruce Wi- 
nand all had outstanding summer 
lacrosse league seasons. Gerring and 
Winand were Baltimore all-stars and 
O'Connor was a standout in the Charlet- 

The Shoremen begin Monday, 
Wednesday, and Friday fall sessions on 
Monday, September 10. Matthews ex- 
pects to cut to 40-45 players after the 
first week of practice. The Shoreman 
will work out until October 27. 

Three definite scrimmages are on 
tap. Maryland will be here Thursday, 
Sept. 27 for a 4 p.m. scrimmage. 
Salisbury State will travel north on 
Wednesday, October 24, also at 4 p.m. 
Washington will close against an alum- 
ni aggregation on Saturday, October 27 
(Homecoming) at 10:30 a.m. 

Two more scrimmages are tentative: 
the Eastern Shore L.C. on Sunday, Oc- 
tober 14, and St. Mary's College, possi- 
ble on Tuesday, September 25 here at 4 
p.m. A workout with Baltimore U., 
previously set, has been cancelled. 

The Shore stickers will workout on 
the upper Kibler field. Practice ses- 
sions are open to the public, as are 

Approximately seven years ago, the 
National Collegiate Athletic Associa- 
tion (NCAA) divided into three parts. 
This division was based mostly on 
school population. Division I consists 
mostly of larger colleges and univer- 
sities. Since that division, Division III 
has become quite independent. As a 
result of this independence, three years 
ago a rule revoking financial aid for 
athletes was established and went into 
effect this year. 

There is, however, one loophole. If a 
Division III school would like to give 
financial aid, they are allowed to 
declare one sport as a Division I sport 
provided that sport is not football or 
basketball. Then again, there is a 
restriction stating that those athletes in 
a Division III school who are receiving 
aid as Division I athletes are not 
allowed to participate in any other 

As far as the student athlete is con- 
cerned, this ruling definitely benefits 
the poor student and hurts the wealthier 
ones. A very poor athlete would actual- 
ly be better off attending a Division III 
school, for the financial aid package 
granted on the basis of need can go 
beyond the package received from 
Division I scholarships. A scholarship 
in the larger schools consists of tuition, 
room, board, and books; a Division III 
package can go beyond that and pay for 
clothes and even give spending money. 

The rule, however, was established 
mainly for those upper and middle 
class athletes who are trying to select a 
college. It almost forces the person to 
select a college strictly on the basis of 
the institution's appearance, and that's 
the way it should be, isn't it? 



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Newspaper to cut back to meet costs 

Elm budget exceeds 
fall allocation 

State Department Official Sandra Vogeigesang was the first William James 
Forum speaker of the year last night 

The ELM may be forced to eliminate 
two eight-page issues or drop to a four- 
page format for the remainder of the 
semester in order to erase a $700 dif- 
ference between its proposed budget 
and its student activities allocation this 

f Those were the alternatives 
presented at Wednesday's Board of 
8 Publications meeting after the ELM 
2 submitted a budget request of $5,307, 
g nearly $700 more than its $4,619 alloca- 

■* The difference was attributed to a 
■§ decreased allocation due to this 
g semester's smaller enrollment and in- 
creased publication and transportation 
costs for the ELM. The paper's alloca- 
tion is down more than $400 from the 

Library receives TV for "educational purposes" 

A new television has been placed on 
the second floor of the Clifton Miller 
Memorial Library for educational pur- 

Several professors have reportedly 
said that because of lack of access to a 
television, some of their students have 
missed particular educational pro- 
grams that were of interest to them. 
These programs ranged from plays by 
William Shakespeare to programs 
about the economic states of Europe 
and Asia. Dean of Students Maureen 
Kelley said, "Students felt awkward 
about, -oking others to change the chan- 
nel su they could watch a certain pro- 

Dr. Nancy Tatum, Chairman of the 
English Department, suggested the 


idea of placing a television in the 
library primarily for educational pur- 
poses so that college students and pro- 
fessors would be able to watch specific 
broadcasts. Tatum said, "1 felt too bad 
that too many students who were in- 
terested in the fine arts were not able to 
see programs on PBS (the Public 

Tatum ancTKeHey decided that a vote 
of the entire campus faculty was not 
needed. The idea was approved by the 
Student Affairs Office and the Sophie 
Kerr Committee. 

The Sophie Kerr Committee, com- 
prised of all English Department 
Faculty and President of the College 
Dr. Joseph McLain, is paying one half 
of the cost of the television. The Office 

of Student Affairs and Washington Col- 
lege are each paying one fourth of the 
coast through income from parking 
tickets and audio visual funds respec- 

"First preference will be given to 
faculty members for programs their 
students are to watch." According to 
Kelley, "The professors should sign up 
for use of the television for whatever 
time they will need it. Other students 
may come in and get a key to the room 
after they indicate what they want to 

The television is located in a room 
directly behind the listening room but 
due to difficulties in the aerial, it has 
not yet been hooked up. 

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Clarke proposes major calendar change 

A major calendar change proposed 
■by Dean of the College Garry E. Clarke 
jwould have the 1980-81 academic year 
'beginning after Labor Day, two weeks 
Hater than the traditional opening of 

Clarke was to meet today with 
hairmen from three academic divi- 
ions— Dr. Edgar Gwynn(National 
Sciences), Dr. Michael Goldstein 
(Social Sciences), and Dr. Thomas 
Pabon( Formal Studies )— to discuss the 
results of an informal poll of depart- 
ment chairmen conducted last week. 

Clarke plans to take the proposal to 
the Academic Council and then to the 
faculty for further discussion. 

According to the proposed change, 
freshmen would arrive next year on 
September 4 and classes would begin 
September 8. In the original schedule 



for next year, freshmen are scheduled 
to arrive August 21 and classes to begin 
on August 25. 

The proposal eliminates one week of 
classes, Fall Break, and the two advis- 
ing days. 

"Something's going to have to be 
done about that," said Clarke of the 
elimination of advising days. 
Possibilities, according to Clarke, in- 
clude having a two-week period in 
which advising materials would be 
available, advising on Friday after- 
noon, or weekend advising. 

The rest of the proposal would have 
first semester classes next year ending 
on December 12, and the last final on 
December 20. Second semester classes 
would begin on January 19, and end on 
May 1. The last final would be May 9 
and commencement would be held May 

fall 1978 allocation of $5,030. At the 
same time, the ELM expects expen- 
ditures to be up more than $400 over last 
year's $4,900 first semester costs. 

The Board authorized the ELM to 
spend only its $4,619 allocation, forcing 
the paper to reduce either the size of 
each issue or the number of weekly 
issues published this fall. 

College Vice-President for Finance 
Gene Hessey warned at the meeting 
that next semester's allocation may be 
even smaller due to attrition. 

Pegasus contract approved 

Also at Wednesday's meeting, the 
Board approved a $6,156 contract for 
the 1979-80 PEGASUS. Editor Bonnie 
Nelle Duncan reported that she will use 
no color photographs and will print only 
625 copies, 75 less than usual, in order to 
cut publishing costs to produce a 160- 
page book. Last year's PEGASUS was 

With an expected year-long allocation 
of $7,411 for the PEGASUS, the Board 
also voted to put $200 of this semester's 
allocation toward the long-standing 
yearbook debt of $1,834.50. . 
Writers Union request granted 

The Board also voted to give $300 
from its own fund to the WASHINGTON 
SIDES with the stipulation that one 
issue of the WCR and eight BROAD- 
SIDESbe published each semester this 

Both publications, which are funded 
by the Sophie Kerr Committee, went to 
the Board for additional funding 
because of an almost $1,500 debt from 
last year. Of the 1979-80 Sophie Kerr 
allocation of $3,000, only slightly more 
than $1,500 remains for the two publica- 
tions. Both indicated that they would re- 
quest additional funding from the Stu- 
dent Government Association. 

"CRAB" receives matching grant 

Introducing himself as "a spokesman 
for a group who prefers to remain 
anonymous," CRAB representative 
Randy Watson submitted a request for 
$64.80 for a total of seven issues of the 
CRAB this semester. The Board voted 
to match any allocation, not to exceed 
$32.40, the CRAB receives from the 



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Monday at 7 p.m. 
in our office in the 
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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Frlday, September 2l, 1879-Page 2 


Running on empty 

The ELM is going broke. Continuing at our current pace, we 
expect to run out of money somewhere around November 16, two 
issues short of our expected output and more than a month 
before the close of school this semester. More about what we 
plan to do about that later. For now, an explanation of how the 
situation came about seems to be in order. 

The SGA. the PEGASUS, and the ELM all receive their funds 
from the activities fee paid by students at the beginning of each 
semester. Each organization receives a percentage of the fee; 
the total allocation for each organization is obtained by multiply- 
ing its percentage by the number of students enrolled. 

This presents two problems: First, the allocation has been 
raised only once in the last fifteen years — this, despite the fact 
that the cost of bands, yearbooks, and newspapers have all gone 
up in the meantime. Second, those total allocations vary with the 
enrollment in any given semester although the SGA can't hold 
fewer dances, the PEGASUS print shorter yearbooks, or the 
ELM publish fewer issues simply because fewer students have 

For example, this semester last year, the ELM had an alloca- 
tion of $5,030 available. In those days, prior to the latest gas 
crisis, postal rate hike, and publication cost increase, a 
semester's worth of this paper cost $4,900. This year, we submit- 
ted a $5,300 budget, representing roughly an eight-percent in- 
crease, which is only slightly higher than the usual six-percent 
increase in the College's budget each year. But because enroll- 
ment is down, the ELM has been allocated only $4619, leaving us 
almost $700 short. 

The solution to all of this doesn't seem all that elusive. Each 
organization should receive a fixed allocation, one that wouldn't 
be subject to fluctuations in enrollment. And that allocation 
should be increased along with the other areas of the College's 

The Board of Visitors and Governors, which must authorize 
any increase in the student activities fee, can't help us this year, 
however; it's too late for that. So we've got a decision to make: 
Either we begin publishing four-page papers the week after next, 
or we eliminate 2 eight-page issues somewhere along the way. 
We're open to suggestions from our readers concerning which 
route to take. 

Editor In Chief Geoff Garlnther 

Assistant Editor Katherlne Strecklus 

News Editor PeteTurchl 

|P° rt f Editor Rich Schatzman 

Fine Arts Editor Nick Nappo 

Photography Editor Jim Graham 

Business Manager/Copy Editor Charlie Warfleld 

Faculty Advisor Rich DeProspo 

THE ELM Is the official newspaper of Washington College, published by and for 
students. It Is printed at the Delaware State Printing Company every Friday 
with the exception of vacations and Exam Weeks. The opinions expressed on 
these pages with the exception of those under the headings of LETTERS TO 
THE EDITOR and COMMENTARY are those of the editor and staff. The ELM 
is open business hours; Monday through Friday, 778-2600, ext. 321. 

Letters to the Editor 

WC Volleyball: "awesome' 

Washington College Volleyball is 
awesome. For the past three years I 
have greatly enjoyed seeing consistent- 
ly good, always citing power volleyball 
here at WC. Anyone who is a sports en- 
thusiast should come out tonight for the 
opening home match-up against 
Towson: you will not be disappointed. 

Coach Penny Fall was correct when 

she pointed out last year in the Elm that 
the turnout for women's volleyball was 
lacking. The support of enthusiastic 
fans would sweeten tonight's victory, 
and these women deserve that support. 
It should be an awesome match. Con- 
sider being a part of it. 

Steve Kinlock 

New Senate elected 

The new Senators for 1979-1980 : 

Kent House— Dave Pointon, Vance 


Hill Dorms— Toby Townsend. Ed 


Of f -Campus— Ana tol Polillo 

Somerset— Kevin Kroencke 

Worchester— Jim Frach 

Wicomico and Little House— Scott 


New Dorms— Dan Duff, Dave Panasci 
1st Floor Caroline and Queen 
Anne's— Colleen Miller, Ginann Patter- 

Spanish House and 2nd Floor 
Jim Larrimore 
Language Floor— Leah Truitt 
Reid Hall— Diana Farrell 
Mlnta Martin— Sue Erickson, Liz 
Go wen 


Danforth Fellowship 
applications invited 

Inquiries about the Danforth 
Graduate Fellowships, to be awarded 
by the Danforth Foundation of St. 
Louis, Missouri in April 1980, are in- 
vited, according to the local represen- 
tative, Dr. John Taylor, 6 Ferguson 

The Fellowships are open to all 
qualified persons who have serious in- 
terest in careers of teaching in colleges 
and universities, and who plan to study, 
in a graduate school in the United 
States, for a PhD in any field of study 
common to the undergraduate liberal 
arts curriculum. 

Approximately 55-60 Fellowships will 
be awarded to college seniors who are 
nominated by Baccalaureate Liaison 
Officers. Another 40-45 awards will be 
made to Ph.D. graduate students, 
nominated by Post baccalaureate 
Liaison Officers. 

Applicants for the baccalaureate 
awards must be college seniors or re- 
cent graduates and may not have begun 
graduate level programs of study. The 
deadline to seek information about the 
campus nomination process is 
September 28. 

The Foundation is currently making 

a special effort to bring qualified per- 
sons from racial and ethnic minorites 
into the profession of teaching. Approx- 
imately 25 percent of the awards are ex- 
pected to go to Blacks, Mexican- 
Americans, Native Americans and 
Puerto Ricans. 

The Danforth Graduate Fellowship is 
a one-year award but is normally 
renewable until completion of the ad- 
vanced degree or for a maximum of 
four years of graduate study. 
Fellowship stipends are based on in- 
dividual need, but they will not exceed 
$2,50U for single Fellows, and for mar- 
ried Fellows with no children. Fellows 
who are married, or are "head of 
household," with one child, can receive' 
up to $3,500. There are dependency 
allowances for additional children. The 
Fellowship also covers tuition and fees 
up to $4,0OU annually. 

Currently, the Danforth Foundation 
serves the following areas: higher 
education primarily through spon- 
sorship of programs administered by 
the Staff, precollegiate education 
through grant-making and program ac- 
tivities, and urban education in 
metropolitan St. Louis through grant- 
making and program activities. 



THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Friday, September 21, 1978-Page 3 

At the controls with Dr. Hamilton 


Look. ..up in the sky.'s a bird, a 
plane, it's... 

"Batman" blasting through a big 
speaker surrounded by a square of elec- 
tronic key keyboards in a Chestertown 
apartment. Right in the middle is Dr. 
Eugene Hamilton, Assistant Professor 
of Math, who plays these electronic 
devices as a hobby. 

Hamilton's background in music 
began in elementary school with the 
snare drum; then it was on the trom- 
bone in eighth grade, and finally the 
piano in high school. Hamilton's in- 
terest in the keyboard resulted from, as 
he puts it, "playing around on my 
father's organ." 

Along with teaching himself how to 
play the keyboard, Hamilton has taken 
lessons from Paul Richardson, the 
organist who plays for the Yankees and 
the Phillies. Hamilton still keeps in 
touch with Richardson, and when they 
get together they exchange ideas about 
music theory and the organ. But in all, 
Hamilton has taken two years of organ 
lessons, and only nine piano lessons. 

Hamilton started his private collec- 
tion of keyboards while he was in 
graduate school. The first piece he 
bought was an organ. Presently, he 
owns a two-keyboard electric organ, a 
Fender Rhodes electric piano, a Hohner 
36 Melodica (a mimi-organ which is 
played by blowing air into a shaft), and 
an A.R.P.2600 synthesizer. Along with 
these different types of keyboards, he 
has a Peavey amplifier, a Cerwin-Vega 

speaker, and a Maestro Rhythm Unit 
Everything is set up in a way that 
allows him to move from one keyboard 
to another in ample time. If you're 
wondering what an A. R.P. synthesizer 
looks like try to imagine a control panel 
used by a telephone operator. An elec- 
tric keyboard is also included with the 
synthesizer, and for easy accessibility, 
this can be placed on a flat surface 

Synthesizers are used by many 
popular groups for "sound effects," but 
Hamilton used his A. R.P. (which he 
considers "Number One" compared to 
the A. R.P. Odyssey, a supergroup 
favorite), to add variety to the songs 
that he plays. He does not like to use 
~sound effects because "it takes too long 
to switch over to a sound effect from a 
regular sound." Regular sound here ap- 
plies to the instruments used in an or- 
dinary band (trombone, saxophone). 
His favorite music is jazz, especially 
Jimmy Smith's. 

Hamilton, however, will demonstrate 
how to set up the A. R.P. for sound ef- 
fects. He first pulls out a notebook 
which contains different diagrams ex- 
plaining how to produce more sounds 
than anyone could imagine. For the ef- 
fect "Primeval Forest," Hamilton 
places the required number of "patch 
cords" (resembling an ordinary head- 
phone cord) around his neck. He then 
pushes the designated levers up or 
down on the ntrol panel and adds the 
patch cords to the designated jacks. He 

has now made a "patch configuration: " 
birds and various jungle animals 
squawk from the speaker. 
Mathematical, eh? 
For anyone interested in synthesizer 

music, Hamilton might be coming to 
the Coffee House this term for a return 
performance ( he played there last 
semester ) . That is, as long as he doesn't 
"have a lot of work to do." 

Roving Reporter 

A Calendar Change 

Question : How do you feel about star- 
ting school after Labor day and 
sacrificing the Fall break? 


Photography by 


Jenny Kerr, Junior, Hagerstown, 
Maryland. "I'd rather get into classes 
early, get started, and look forward to 
fall break." 

Todd Crosby, Freshman, Ocean 
Pines." I think they should start school 
before Labor Day. It's stupid to cut out 
fall break." 

Shirl Renkenberger, Junior, 
Gaithersburg, Md. "I think it stinks, 
you need that vacation after 

Holli Mathison, Sophomore, New 
York City. "I'm tor that because it's 
easier to get a job that lasts through 
Labor day." 

Jeff Morton, Senior, Newark, 
Delaware "I dislike that because we 
need fall break." 

Arlene Lee, Sophomore, Demascus, 
Maryland. "I don't think I'd like it. I 
like havin9 a break." 

Alan Luthy, Junior, Cambridge, 
Maryland. "I'd rather have the fall 

Tinsley Belcher, Sophomore 
Chadsford, Pa. "M-mmm. I like fall 
break. It is a good thing to have." 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELMFrlday, September 21, 1979-Page 4 

A WC Wee 

The WC Chanter of the Bnsox fan club 

Jim Rice, looking Intense In the on-deck circle 

Saturday in the Park 

WC students seemed to make the best of it S< 
Stadium, despite a missing bus and the 10-: 
River day Sunday, 16 rafts registered, with a 
crew team coming away the winners of sevei 

Yaz was there, fresh from his 3,000th career base hit 

Bird fans cheer for the comeback that never < 

THE WASHINGTON POI.l.R GE ELM-Frldav. Septemher21. lam-Pag e S 


totographybyjim Graham 

Photography Editor 

Sally Motyca predicts victory 

Sunday on the River 

ind at 
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Suzanne Plnnii and Molly Median In the heat of the battle 

THE WASHINGTON CO 1 1 ■«■■"* K1 M-»>VI«Y StnlemllCT 21. lCT-Pagt « 


Miller joins staff 

Former teacher finds 
niche in Admissions 


News Editor 

While the admissions staff was br- tell people that." 
ineine in- over 200 new students to Miller's college work emphasized 
Washington College this year it also English and Education but she says 
brought a new member into its own of- ■' ■ 
fices: Alison Miller. 

Miller, the most recently added 
member of the admissions department, 
taught at the Kent School, did social 
work, sold yacht insurance and 
organized boat charters before coming 
to Washington. The main requirement 
for someone who wants to work in col- 
lege admissions is that they "know and 
enjoy people," says Miller. She goes on 
to say, though, that "there's more than 
most people think in a college inter- 
view Washington College isn't suited to 
a lot of people, and you actually have to England this fall. 

she "didn't enjoy teaching. Maybe it 
was the age (of the students)." She 
taught kindergarden at the Kent School 
but has also worked with older children. 
Her social work was only on a tem- 
porary basis, but now she says, "This 
(college admissions) is it. At least for a 
while. I'm still interested in taking 
some graduate courses, maybe in 

Miller will travel with other members 
of the admissions staff throughout New 
Jersey, Connecticut, Maine, and New 

Taylor, Premo direct mock legislation 


Will Delegate Torrey Brown convince 
the Ways and Means Committee to con- 
tinue the funding of Medicaid abor- 
tions? Can Elderidge Spearman of Con- 
gressman Walter Fountroy's office per- 
suade the legislature to ratify an 
amendment to the Constitution gran- 
ting representation in Congress to 
residents of the District of Columbia? 
These were two questions that con- 
cerned the 260 participants in the 3rd 
Maryland Girls' State Convention that 
was held at Washington College this 

Professors Daniel Premo and John B. 
Taylor directed this year's Mock 
Legislature, a part of the program 
sponsored by the Women's Auxilary of 
the American Legion. Issue areas, 
presented as bills by Premo and 
Taylor, were chosen to spark debate 
and to enable the participants to 
understand the frustrations involved in 
decision-making as well as the law- 
making process. 

Premo and Taylor invited guest 
speakers to act as lobbyists for the 
three day session. Four members of the 


Maryland General Assembly ap- 
peared' Senator H. Erie Shafer and 
Delegates Robert R. Neall (Minority 
Whip), Torrey Brown and Timothy F. 
Maloney. Thomas C. Smith, a staff 
member of the Maryland House of 
Delegates Judiciary Committee, DET 
SGT Warren Pitt of the Narcotics Divi- 
sion of the Maryland State Police, and 
Lou Curran of the Maryland Chapter of 

The conclusion of the session saw the 
girls opposing both decriminalization of 
marijuana and increasing the drinking 
age to nineteen. They were undecided 
over whether or not to curtail public 
funding of abortions and over granting 
legislative representation to the 

Taylor summed up the program by 
saying, "Both the girls at the Conven- 
tion and the guest speakers expressed 
considerable enthusiasm and satisfac- 
tion, we were pleased, on behalf of the 
College, to be able to provide this 
realistic educational experience for a 
bright and lively group of high school 

— Focus on photography 

Controlling instant pictures 

There has been a trend toward ins- this range. Second, 

tant picture cameras. The cost of each 

print is 60 cents in comparison to about 

50 cents for regular pictures. 
There are several ways to improve 

the quality of instant pictures. One is to 

ZSSSESt^ESSSSZ thisintoaccount.Youmayhavetovary 
your suojeLi. ure ••= r tne t im e 20 seconds one way or another. 

— — —— — — —— Another technique is to vary the 

lightness and darkness setting. This 
will help get the exposure correct. 
Generally it should be in the middle. At 
this setting you can control the 
darkness by the length of the develop- 

control the 
temperature of the room. The warmer 
the temperature, the faster the pictures 
will develop and the darker they will 
get Placing the picture next to your 
body adds head that can improve con- 
trast. When developing the picture take 

Police Chief meets RA's 

Chestertown's crime rate went up 
when the College opened this fall 
because now there are more victims of 
crime, Chief of, Police James Cockerill 
told Resident Assistants Tuesday. 

Cockerill asked RA's to warn 
students to help prevent crime by lock- 
ing their car doors. 

The Police Chief also warned against 
climbing the water tower. "Not only is 
this a dangerous practice," he said, 
."it's a violation of the law." Cockerill 
said that violators will be arrested. 

"Please don't get the idea that we're 
doing this in any way, shape, or form to 
harrass the student body," he said. 
"We hope to develop a rappert with the 

ing time. 

Some further hints : Never let the film 
get hot because it will ruin the color. 
Clean the rollers inside the camera 
every 4 rolls to eliminate spotting. Pull 
the film out in one continuous motion. 
Do not stop halfway. Hold the camera 
very still. They have slow shutter 
speeds. Copies can be made if you get a 
good shot. Ask the local camera store to 
send it to Kodak. Remember, these 
cameras are limited so don't expect too 
much quality. The best you can do is to 
follow these hints and be careful- 
Next week : 35 mm cameras 

Taylor and Premo 


Saturday, 22 September 

Student Dance 10:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. 

Monday, 24 September 

Lions Club Dinner/Meeting-Lounge 6:30 

Friday, 28 September 

Dean's List Cocktail Party 
Kentmere 5:00 p.m. 

Saturday, 29 September 

Tenneco Dinner/Dance 6:30 p.m. 

At Center Stage 

THE WASHINGTON COLLBOB mw -Fridiy, September il, nwri, 7 

"Mother Courage" misses responsive chord 

Different theatres have different 
motives. A college theatre serves as a 
workshop for students as well as enter- 
tainment for the college community. A 
major theatre may only run big-name 
ows, with their motive being packed 
houses. A smaller theatre, such as 
Arena stage in Washington and Center 
Stage in Baltimore, usually exists with 
smaller audiences while performing 
new or unusual plays, or familiar plays 

Center Sta9e's current production of 
Bertolt Brecht'sAfotfier Courage and 
Her Children is supposed, I assume, to 
fall into that last category. Brecht's 
play, written in 1939, is nothing if not 
dated. Brecht was writing an epic, and 
he believed that the audiences' emo- 
tions should be left behind. His play Is 
made up of many scenes, is over two 
and a half hours long, wanders off on 
tangents in a few "songs", if they can 
be called that, and generally succeeds 
in keeping the viewer uninvolved. 

And, unfortunately, uninterested. At 
the time the play was written in Ger- 
many it was relevant and people saw it 
as a sign that they should not give in, 
that Mother Courage was a heroic 
figure who did not let the war and the 
loss of her loved ones stop her. 

Today, as a result of another World 
War and several other major wars, the 
public is much more aware of the ideas 
that Brecht was pointing out. The story 
of Mother Courage seems like a tired 
enactment of an early history lesson. 
Modern theatres have preserved the 
play almost intact, and, certainly not 
for financial reasons, there will pro- 
bably always be a director willing to 
pump life into this play long gone dry. 

The acting in Center Stage's produc- 
tion is thoroughly enjoyable. Trazana 
Beverly is energetic and crisp, leading 
the way for other fine performances by 
Michael McCarty (the cook) and Keith 
David (Eilif). One other actor who pro- 
mises to be entertaing is Robert 
Jackson as the Chaplain. Unfortunately 
he was substituted for Avon Long just a 
few days before the show opened and 
he was still reading from the script on 

News Editor 

opening night. 

The set for the play is a brown and 
gray cyclorama with a dark panel on 
either side onto which narrative notes 
are projected between scenes The ac- 
ting is admirable, the set is superb 
but Brecht's play will never again 
strike a responsive chord with its au- 

dience. The most interesting chords 
struck in the production are those in 
Paul Dessau's music for Brecht's inter- 
minable lyrics. 

Those who watch the play, that Is 
those who don't leave the theatre dur- 
ing one of the intermissions, will find 
the third act lively and interesting In- 

deed, with the songs cut entirely and 
about a half hour more cut out of the 
first two acts, Mother Courage and Her 
Children could be a thoroughly wat- 
chable play. As It Is, only theatre ma- 
jors and historians will want to catch 
Center Stage's production before It 
leaves on October 14. 

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war. Mother Courage and Her Children will play at Center Stage througfoctober 14. the 

Wells, Baccala, Beirne perform 

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Although acting may not be what 
Morgan Wells, Jodee Baccala and Dan 
Bierne will end up doing for the rest of 
their lives, all three got a tast of it this 

Wells worked in San Antonio, Texas 
at Earl Holliman's Fiesta Dinner 
Playhouse on three plays. In Owl and 
the Pussycat and in Everybody Loves 
Opa he was on the tech crew. "That was 
everything from lighting to set design, " 
- he said. 

Philosophy Society 
to hold first meeting 

Tuesday evening, September 25, Phi 
Sigma Tau, the National Honor Society 
in Philosophy, will hold Its first meeting 
of the academic year in the Sophie Kerr 
Room of the Miller Library. After a 
brief business meeting to elect officers 
for the newly established Delta 
chapter, the current president, Senior 
Dan Duff, will explain how to become a 
member of the group. 

Following this brief session, Dr. J. 
David Newell will lead a discussion on 
the topic "Is Morality in your GenesO" 
The discussion will be informal, and all 
are invited to attend. The meeting will 
open at 8:00 P.M., and should conclude 

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His big break came in Fiddler on the 
Roof. Asked along with four others to 
audition for chorus parts, he was one of 
two who made it. 

"The hardest part was the dancing,'" 
he said, because he'd never had any ex- 
perience. In the play he did the bottle 
dance and the Russian dance. "I 
worked on the dances for a week " 
before rehearsals even started, and I'd 
warm up for 2 hours before per- 
formance," he said. "It was a very 
athletic type of dancing." 

Each play featured a well-known per- 
former, so Wells was able to work with 
Gary Burghoff and Martha Raye. "The 
cast becomes like a family after eight 
weeks on a show: It was great working 
with them," he said. 

"I don't think I'd like to do it all may 
life," but the deciding factor will be his 
audition next summer for Man- Of La 
Mancha. "I have to audition for the pro- 
ducer so that will make it or break it," 
he said. 

A probable political science major 
heading for law school he said, "It was 
a difficult decision whether or not to 
come back, but I'm glad I did." He had 
a chance to do Once More With Feeling 
with Cyd Charisse this fall, although "it 
might have been a letdown because it's 
a much smaller cast. " 

"I was in the right place at the right 
time to get the part— Fiddler, but it's 
good to be back. I've quit having 
dreams about missing cues." 

Dan Bierne was also in the right place 
at the right time to get involved in the 
Shakespeare in the Park festival in 
Baltimore this summer. "I was helping 
out at The Gilman Summer Theater 
when I saw an ad in the paper about 
auditions on the last day they were 

held." He and a friend ended up waiting 
5 hours, "and it turned out to be an in- 
terview for an audition." 

Perserverance paid off though, when 
after several auditiions he got a small 
Partings You Like It. Then a principal 
dropped out, and because he was there, 
he got a larger part. "Hanging around 
and just being there got me the part." 

He also acted in The Tamer Tamed, a 
play by a Shakespearean contemporary 
and related to The Taming of the 
Shrew. Both plays were produced out- 
doors in August and early September. 
"The costumes and set were really 
good, and very professional looking." 

"My reward was being able to look at 
professional actors and learn from 
them. I could look at others to see what 
they were doing right or wrong." The 
experience was also valuable in that it 
showed him the importance of a strong 
stage manager. "We always have a 
strong stage manager at WC, and I 
learned hew badly you need one." 

Jodee Baccala spent her summer in 
Virginia Beach singing "Bless the 
Lord'." The 39th Street Dinner Theater, 
"a guinea pig for the Holiday Inn" pro- 
duced Godspeli, said Baccala. 

Baccala auditioned at Catholic 
University in Washington, and the cast, 
all college students, mostly came from 
Catholic University and University of 
Maryland. They were all theater ma- 
jors except one dance major and Bac- 
cala, a music major. "We were the-odd- 

"Since the dinner theater was a finan- 
cial success for the Holiday Inn, they're 
enlarging next year." The show will be 
either Oklahoma or, if the rights are 
released, Grease. "If I'm cast, hopeful- 
ly I'll go back," she said. 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Frlday, September 21. 1979-Page 8 


Shoremen split 
NC Tournament 

Kent County News 

Hobbled by injuries and short-handed 
due to students with academic situa- 
tions. Washington College's soccer 
team gained a deadlock in two games in 
the weekend's Atlantic Christian Col- 
lege Tournament in Wilson, N.C. 

The Shoremen bowed to Wolford Col- 
lege. 2-0, in Friday's opener, but 
bounced back to tie Coastal College. 2-2, 

Earlier in the week on Tuesday. 
September 11, Washington College 
whipped Lebanon Valley, 1-0, at Ann- 
ville, Pa. 

Coach Edward L. Athey, however, 
has been bothered by the loss ol 
sophomore Tom Vach (broken leg), in- 
juries to freshmen Mark Mullican and 
Dave Hastings and junior Ken Maher. 
and the absence ot halfback Tom 
Kohlerman and wing Nelson Ein- 
waechter on road trips. Kohlerman is a 
senior and involved in an academic pro- 
gram that prevents him from making 
long trips. Einwaechter is on probation 
and probationary students can not miss 

Athey has moved V.J. Filliben from 
center half to "up front" pairing him 
with Maher at the inside positions in the 
Shore Four-man front. Fullback Curt 

Nass has been moved into the center 
halfback position. Freshman Billy 
Bounds has been filling in for Kohler- 
man at right halfback. Ben Tuckerman, 
meanwhile, has been moved from 
fullback to left wing to assist in the 
absence of Einwaechter. 

Mullican and Hastings are first line 
reserves at the inside bullets, but the 
former has been plagued by a pulled 
groin and the latter has suffered from a 
severe ankle strain. 

Ken Maher booted in the only goal 
with 3:06 gone in the first half at Ann- 
vllle and It stood up. Athey, however, 
was not happy. "We played poorly and 
were not coordinated up front." he said 

Washington College outshot Wofford 
College from Spartanburg, S.C., in 
Friday's tourney opener, 15-13, but the 
Carolinians got the points on the board, 
scoring with 23 minutes gone and with 
2:50 left in the game. Chris Kiefer stop- 
ped five shots for the Shoremen. 

Filliben and Tuckerman scored 
unassisted to lift Washington College to 
a 2-1 lead over Coastal College frorrr 
Conway, S.C., in Saturday's contest, 
but the Chanticleers tied the score on a 
penalty shot 35 minutes into the second 


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Athey said Monday that both Wofford 
and Atlantic Christian, the teams that 
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up with Haverford and Drexel." 
Washington College left -at halftime 

with the score deadlocked at 1-1 . 

The Shoremen met Ursinus College 
here Saturday in a game at 1 :30 p.m. 

Navy comes to Kibler Field on 
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A Discussion To be Held By 


Honor Society in Philosophy 

Tuesday, September 25th 

Sophie Kerr Room 

All are invited to attend 




Sat., Sept. 22 

in Hodson Hall 

9 til? 


Friday, September 28,1979 

SGA letters receive 
Congressional replies 


The Student Government Association 
decided by unaminous vote last year to 
send a letter to the United States Con- 
gress dealing with the controversial re- 
consideration of Title IX of the Educa- 
tion Amendments Act of 1972. 

Title IX states that on the basis of sex 
no person can be excluded from any 
educational program receiving federal 
money. This includes sports, and it is 
the section dealing with sports that is 
being reconsidered. The letter sent by 
the SGA was in the form of a resolution 
that voiced the disapproval of 
Washington College students at the 
reconsideration of Title IX, and was 
sent to Congressmen whose committees 
might have some bearing on the sub- 

The reconsideration of Title IX comes 
as a result of months of lobbying by 
large schools with revenue-producing 
sports such as football, who feel that it 
forces them to take away money from 
these sports in order to fund the women. 
Fall says that this act "hits them where 
they hurt the most, in the pocketbook. 
But money shouldn't be a factor in a 
matter of basic human rights such as 

Under Title IX, women's athletics 
must be funded on a level with that of 
men's. In other words, women must be 
treated financially equal to men. Direc- 
tor of Women's Athletics Penny Fall, 
who suggested the letter, says "the 
most popular misconception is that 
what men have, women must have, 
meaning that if you have a men's foot- 
ball team, you must have a women's 
football team. This isn't true at all." 
What it means, according to Fall, is 
that women must be treated the same 
as men. For example, if men receive 

money for meals on away trips, women 
should, too. 

Fall was pleased by the unaminous 
vote on the letter in the student senate, 
saying that it "indicated there is con- 
cern for women's athletics at Washing- 
ton College, a male-dominated school." 

Responses from Congressmen to the 
letter wre also very favorable, coming 
as personally-written letters, dealing 
with Washington's situation exclusive- 
ly. SGA President Jay Young said the 
SGA was "pleased with the responses 
because they indicated that they (the 
Congressmen) thought deeply on the 

College attempts to 
recover overdue loans 


In accordance with a ruling from the 
United States Department of Health, 
Education, and Welfare, Washington 
College is taking steps to recover 
$82,000, an amount which represents 
del inquently overdue repayments of the 
National Direct Student Loans on the 
part of 99 former students. 

Part of this outstanding debt goes 
back to the early 1960s, when the NDSL 
program was first established, ac- 
cording to Washington College Vice- 
President for Finance Gene Hessey. 
The program provides funds to institu- 
tions for students who need loans to 
meet their educational expenses. He 
paynent Is to begin nine months after 
the recipients graduate or leave school 
and the recepients may take up to ten 

Kenny Maher is mobbed by teammates after scoring the first goal in the 
Shoremen's 2-2 tie with Navy Wednesday. See story on page i. 

BUSH Day planned 


years to repay the loan, provided they 
pay three percent interest on the unpaid 
balance during the repayment period. 

Hessey said that 19.78 percent of 
Washington College students receiving 
aid from the NDSL Program defaulted 
on repayment of the loan. "Among 
private colleges, there are only four 
other schools in Maryland with a higher 
delinquency rate," said Hessey. "The 
average delinquency rate In the entire 
state is over ten percent, so all colleges 
are having a serious problem with 

The Department of Health, Educa- 
tion, and Welfare, the federal agency 
which administers the NDSL, has 
directed all institutions that deal with 
the loan to take action to recover delin- 
quent repayment or turn the debts over 
to the government for collection. The 
HEW directive states that associated 
colleges must reduce the delinquency 
rate below ten percent before next 
year's aid requests can be considered. 
"In a sense," stated Hessey, "the 
government will become our collection 
agency if we are unable to recover the 
loans, and the government will retain 20 
per cent of the repayments that they 
are able to get as their collection fee." 

Forty-nine of the 99 delinquent loans 

have already been turned over to the 

government. The College had difficulty 

tracing these debtors, Hessey said, 

3 because some of them go back to the 

^ years before the social security number 

* was required on applications, and there 
.a has been no way to find those who did 
«j no! inform the College of their ad- 
& dresses. The College is working on 

* receiving payment from the remaining 
£ debtors by sending them letters from 

the Deans of the College and then turn- 
ing them over to the College's own col- 
lection agency if repayment is not for- 


"We have the equipment, we have the 
materials, we have planned entertain- 
ment. All we need now to make BUSH 
Day a success is manpower," says Stu- 
dent Government President Jay Young 
in regard to the fifth semi-annual BUSH 
Day to be held here tomorrow. 

We Goofed 

In the article in last week's Elm 
concerning the calendar change pro- 
posed by Dean Garry Clarke, the state- 
ment that the proposal would eliminate 
one week of classes is incorrect. Ac- 
cording to Clarke, only two days of 
classes would be lost in what he em- 
phasizes is a "very tentative" proposal. 

And in the soccer story reprinted 
from the Kent County News on page 
eight, the suggestion that senior Nelson 
Einwaechter is on academic probation 
is also incorrect. Einwaechter is actual- 
ly involved in a teaching program that 
prevents him from travelling to away 
games, We regret the errors. 

THE SGA has expanded BEAUTIFI- 
from planting and landscaping, as in 
the past, to a day-long event, including 
two bands, a party wagon, and an out- 
door buffet dinner. 

BUSH Day will begin at 9 a.m. on the 
triangle in front of William Smith Hall. 
Approximately $750 has been spent on 
shrubs and equipment for the coopera- 
tive effort between faculty, staff, and 
students to improve the grounds and 

Number One Dog, a country swing 
group, and Off the Wall, a country rock 
band, will both perform in the afternoon 
beginning around 2. A party wagon will 
be on hand to join the bands and the day 
will end with dinner served outside. The 
scheduled rain date is Sunday. 

Chris Lemmon, organizer of this 
year's BUSH Day, says "I'd like a lot of 
student participation— it will make our 
job easier and may also help to prevent 
damage of property." 

Committee Chairmen 
elected at first meeting 


the library and Bill Smith Hall," and to 
"upgrade the Hodson Hall landscap- 

Sending Senators to a leadership con- 
ference, the BUSH Project, and the elc- 
tion of committee chairmen were the 
major items on the agenda at the first 
Student Government Association 
meeting of the year Monday night. 

After swearing in the newly-elected 
senators, SGA President Jay Young 
told them that the success of the SGA 
"depends on your willingness to work 
and to be involved." 

"The focal point of the entire meeting 
was to stress the potential and respon- 
"sibilities of the SGA," said Younglater. 

At the meeting, the SGA tentatively 
decided to send Dave Pointon, Vance 
Morris, Colleen Miller, A.J. Villani, and 
Bill Baldwin to the Goucher College 
Workshop October 6. 

Concerning tomorrow's BUSH Day, 
the SGA plans to plant "bushes between 

The SGA also elected the following 
committee chairman : 

Bill Baldwin-Social Activities 
Kevin Kroenke— Resident Committee 
Bob Hockaday— Organizations 
Dan Duff— Dining Hail Committee 
A. J.ViUanl— Elections Committee 
Tim Connor and Ann Dorsey— Judicial 
Reform Committee 

Dave Fltzsimmons— Faculty Report 
Anatol Po I Wo— Survey Committee 


Due to financial exigency, the Elm 
must go to a four-page format. We hope 
'" upturn to eight pages next semester. 

THE WASMN "'"«' <«i j .ana m .m-ph^it. September K. UWg-Paae 2 


Sixty enroll in continuing ed 

On a calendar change... 

Students stand to gain in several ways if Dean Garry Clarke's 
proposal to change the first semester calendar is adopted. The 
proposal, which Clarke admits is still very tentative, would have 
classes begin two weeks later than the pre-Labor Day start, end 
at the usual time in late December, and in the process eliminate 
only Fall Break, two advising days, and two days of classes. 

The advantages are obvious. Under the current system, next 
year RA's will be scheduled to arrive August 19, freshmen 
August 21, and upperclassmen August 24. Pushing everything 
back two weeks accomplishes several things, two of which in- 
volve money: Students will have two more weeks on vacation 
and on the job, which is especially important to workers with 
Labor Day bonuses coming, and we'll miss the August heat, with 
its higher utility bills. 

In exchange, all we have to give up are two class days (most 
won't argue with that), two advising days (many students see 
two entire days set aside for advising as a waste of time, 
anyway), and the Fall Break (that Break may look inviting now, 
but just remember those sweltering days of August). Any way 
you look at it, we come out on top. 

...Forced voting... 

Did anyone notice that students had little choice about whether 
they wanted to vote at lunch during last week's SGA Senate elec- 
tions? To the surprise of those of us with visions of quiche almon- 
dine dancing in our heads, the lunch line was re-directed through 
Hynson Lounge, where we were allowed to get trays only after 
voting. It was little wonder when the Election Chairman later 
reported that voter turn-out was great. 

Lost in the shuffle were the five residents of Richmond House, 
who were allowed to go straight for the quiche after learning that 
they had no representation in the Senate. 

...And a new format 

There is some good news and some bad news about the Elm's 
new four-page format. The bad news is that several features of 
the paper have to go : our fine arts editor is virtually out of work, 
since his contributions are generally more lengthy and less 
newsworthy; center spreads like last week's weekend pictorial 
and the previous week's horror film feature are gone; 
photography must be drastically curtailed, and the pictures we 
use will be smaller; free advertising is a thing of the past; and 
"Roving Reporter, " which may or may not be missed, is gone. 

In general, writers, photographers, and typists are out of 
work, and looking to the WCR and the Pegasus won't help much 
in this year of the tight budget. 

And the good news? Our financial situation this semester is 
better than it will be next, when even four pages may be a lux- 

Courses offered by the Program for 
Adult Continuing Education (PACE) 
began this week with an approximate 
enrollment of 60 students. Four of the 
ten scheduled courses were cancelled 
however, because "the others didn't 
have enough applicants," according to 
Director of Continuing Education Ann 

PACE offers non-credit courses that 
are generally held in the evening once a 
week for 8 weeks. 

"Considering it's the first time we've 
had the courses and didn't even start 
advertising until August, I think we've 
done very well," Hoon said. 

The students range in age from 24 to 
70. The majority are from Chestertown, 
but there are also students from 

Editor In Chief Geoff Garinther 

Assistant Editor Kathertne Streckfus 

News Editor Pete Turcot 

Sports Editor . . : Rich Schatzman 

Fine ArU Editor NIckNappo 

Photography Editor Jim Graham 

Business Manager/Copy Editor Charlie Warfleld 

Faculty Advisor Rich DeProspo 

THE ELM U the official newspaper of Washington College, published by and for 
students. It to printed at the Delaware State Printing Company every Friday 
with the exception of vacations and Exam Weeks. The opinions e xpres sed on 
these pages, with the exception of those under the headings of LETTERS TO 
THE EDITOR and COMMENTARY are those of the editor and staff. The ELM 
Is open business hours; Monday through Friday, 778-2800, ext.S21. 

by Kathertne Streckfus 
Assistant Editor 

various towns in both Talbot and Queen 
Anne's counties. 

"We've got the whole gamut of 
backgrounds," Hoon said. In the In- 
troduction to Opera taught by Professor 
of Music Garry E. Clarke, for example, 
"there are students who have no 
previous experience studying Opera 
and a student who graduated from 
Julliard," Hoon said. She added that all 
of the students have one thing in com- 
mon, that they are "highly motivated 
and want to know more about that sub- 

Hoon said that the College will con- 
tinue the program at least through Spr- 
ing semester, when different courses 
will be offered. 

Officials crack down on loans 

Campus Digest News Service 

Delinquent student loans are the 
cause of growing concern in 
Washington D.C. 

More and more college students are 
refusing to pay back government loans 
borrowed to attend college. These 
defaults have resulted in the loss of 
millions of dollars for government pro- 
grams. One program figures 800,000 
defaults involving $700 million. 

Officials are starting to crack down 
on non-payers despite angry parents 
and student groups. Deputy U.S. com- 
missioner of education Leo L. Kornfeld, 
intends to make the default rate drop 
during the Carter Administration. 
"President Carter has said the default 
rate will drop during his administra- 
tion, and we'll make it drop," insists 

Private collection agencies have been 
hired by the Department of Health, 
Education, and Welfare to track down 
non-payers and dun the delinquent 
college-loan students. 

HEW is also threatening to cut 
federal aid to some colleges if the 
schools don't improve their system for 

cutting defaults. 

Individual states are putting on the 
heat with telephone calls to the former 
students and parents; lawsuits; and by 
part of the borrower's pay if the former 
student is a state employee. The Oregon 
legislature has even authorized 
witholding rebates on rent and on 
refunds on state income taxes. 

Officials on state and national levels 
insist that all this trouble is paying off 
and the state of New Jersey is sure of it 
Last fall, when the state made public 
the names and addresses of 582 
defaulters, they were swarmed with 
telephone calls from embarrassed 
parents and students.. Some former 
students even called in to promise quick 
payment if their names would be 

Of course all this publicity is causing 
a lot of dissent among some student 
groups which claim the government 
has no business to "hound" graduates 
just starting jobs. They reason that 
most borrowers do pay back their loans 
and that the government is being unjust 
to give former students a bad time. 

CIA infiltrates academia 

Penthouse News Release 

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency 
is deeply involved with American 
universities and professors, and is 
fighting gard to resist efforts to oust the 
spy agency from academia. Penthouse 
magazine charges in its October issue. 

"According to intelligence sources, at 
least 350 academics and administrators 
are covertly working for the CIA on 
more than 100 American campusues," 
the magazine says. 

"They form a link with the CIA that 
has become so pervasive that there is 
some doubt whether a complete -reak 
between the two can ever be achieved." 

According to journalist Ernest 
Volkman, the CIA's operations on cam- 
pus including using professors as 
researchers and spies during trips 
abroad, and recruiting both American 
and foreign students as agents. Third 
World students studying in the United 
States are special targets for recruit- 
ment since theCIA would like to have 
future foriegn leaders on its payroll. 

Penthousealso charges that the CIA 
cooperated with SAVAK, the secret 
police of the Shah of Iran before the 
Islamic revolution in Tehran, in identi- 
fying anti-Shah Iranian students. The 
families of such students later were 
visitied in Iran by SABAK agents who 
tried to convince the families to 
dissuade their children from political 

Although many professors find CIA 
ties to be lucrative, Harvard Universi- 
ty's President Derek Bok— who in- 
augurated an effort to regulate CIA ac- 

tivities at Harvard ovet three years 
ago— believes that "CIA covert 
recuriting threatens the integrity and 
independence of the academic com- 

In response to guidelines written by 
Harvard to restrict some CIA activities 
and to sxpose others, the spy agency 
said flatly it would ignore the Garvard 

President Carter's CIA director, 
Adm. Stansfield Turner, has declared: 
"If we were required to abide by the 
rules of every corporation, every 
academic institution, it would become 
impossible to do the required job for our 
country. Harvard does not have any 
legal authority over us." 

In addition to Harvard: the CIA is ex- 
pecially active in other Ivy League 
schools— a traditional recruiting 
ground for agency speis and ex- 
ecutives. But in recent years, Pen- 
tViousediscovered, the agency has also 
been active in other 

— UCLA. A visiting Canadian 
scholar, Paul Lin, was put under FBI 
surveillance because he had lived in 
China for 15 years. 

— University of Illinois at Chaicago 
Circle. "There has been extensive CIA 
involvement at this campus because of 
the large number of Iranian students 
enrolled." The magazine says the CIA 
worked closely with the FBE and the 
Chicago Police Department's "Red 
Squad" to harass Iranian students who 
opposed the Shah. 

Library receives $4000 
for Special Project 


Washington College has granted edy which, according to the proposal, 

Miller Library $4,000, a 100 percent in- would appeal to the English, history, 

crease over last year, to the faculty for drama, and foreign literature fields as 

special purchases for the 1979-1980 year, well as art. 

The Library Committee has invited the Students interested in a special pro- 
faculty to present written proposals for gram using the Special Project Fund 
the use of this Special Project Fund. should talk to professors in their 

Proposals should be in a package for- respective fields of study. Betty 

mat. Criterion for choosing between Wasson, the College Librarian, said, "If 

proposals will be their suitability for all of the College community is in- 

undergraduate study in a concentrated terested in this program, some really 

area. Last year's winning proposal was exciting proposals may be entered." 

interdisciplinary in nature. The Fund Deadline for the proposals to the 

was used to buy books on French com- Library Committee is October 15. 

THE WASHINGTON C OLLEGE ELM-FTllUy. S^temW m, l»re-P««. a 

Pianist appears Saturday night 

Peter Armstrong, a specialist in the 
music of Ferruccio Busoni, the legen- 
dary Italian-German pianist, will be ap- 
pearing at Washington College in 
William Smith Auditorium on Satur- 
day, September 29 at 6:30 p.m. Mr. 
Armstrong, who at eleven won the New 
York Education League Competition 
and at.age 15 was guest soloist with the 
Philadelphia Orchestra at the Wor- 
cester Festival, is on his way to becom- 
ing a legendary pianist himself. Mr. 

Armstrong's ail-Busoni recital at Lin- 
coln Center last May was praised as 
"an artistic triumph" and the New 
York Times lauded both Mr. Arm- 
strong's "keyboard mastery" and his 

elaborate works. Last season, Mr. Arm- 
strong toured thirty East and West 
coast campuses in addition to being 
featured on both radio and T. V. 

"The Piano Music of Ferruccio 
Busoni" will be presented in the form of 
a lecture-recital. After a short talk on 
Busoni and his works, Mr. Armstrong 
will play the "Elegien," "Sonantinias" 
and "Toccata" which contain Busoni's 
most radical contributions to music. 
This lecture-recital is sponsored jointly 
by the Washington College Lecture 
Series and the Music Department. Mr. 
Armstrong's performance is free and 
the public is invited and encouraged to 

Fall attacks campus chauvinism 

"There has to be an enlightenment on 
this campus that women are just as im- 
portant, just as bright, and deserve just 
as much as the men," says Women's 
Athletic Director Penny Fall. 

With female enrollment on the 
decline already, Fall believes that the 
future of women's athletics here at 
Washington will have a profound effect 
on the number of applications received 
from women in the future. 

"Women are not only looking for 
quality scholastic programs but for 
other programs of Interest, too," she. 

In an attempt to upgrade the support 
of women's athletics, a group has been 
started called "Friends of Washington 
College Women's Athletics." The 
group, which will be composed of a 
cross-section of college and community 
people, will be a "word-spreading" 

"In terms of facilities, coaching, and 
uniforms, the athletic program here is 
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According to Fall, the next women's 
sport to enter Washington on an inter- 
collegiate level will probably be basket- 
ball. "We have tried to start field 
hockey here several times," she says, 
"and each time we ended up with three 
girls who showed a genuine interest in 
the sport." 

Fall believes that, rather than the 
women's athletic program in parti- 
cular, it is the attitude toward females 

in general that is responsible for the 
decreasing enrollment by women at 
Washington College. 

"It's unfortunate that women aren't 
taken as seriously as they should be," 
said Fall. "We have a quality group of 
young women on this campus and it's 
about time they get the recognition that 
they deserve." 


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Shoremen came back 
to tie Navy, 2-2 


Sports Editor 

"It's nice to tie them because they 
hate us, but I would have loved to beat 
them," said center fullback Dan Hud- 
son alter Wednesday's 2-2 tie with the 
US Naval Academy. That was the 
general feeling of the entire squad as 
they scratched and clawed their way 
back from a 2-0 deficit. 

Navy scored their first goal just three 
minutes after the contest began as 
Dave Humphry got an unassisted goal 
that seemed to surprise the Shore 
defense. The first half ended that way, 
but the Shoremen looked like the better 
team. Most ol the half was played on 
Navy's side of the midfleld stripe. 
Washington just kept pounding and it 
looked like they were just teasing Navy. 
Then, with 12 minutes left they finally 
got a golden opportunity as freshman 
Mark Mullican found himsell with a 
break-away. He didn't get a good shot 
off, however, and the chance was lost. 

The second half looked like it was go- 
ing to be a carbon copy of the first as 
Navy scored again, this time only two 
minutes into the half. Halback Jeff 
Hueber came up with an unassisted 

goal making It 2-0 Navy. But one could 
sense that the Shoremen would be back 
In the contest. Finally, with 35 minutes 
left In the game, Ken Maher took a pass 
on the right side from Dan Hudson and 
made an incredible shot into the left 
corner of the goal. This was the spark 
the Shoremen needed as they continued 
to keep pressure on the Midshipmen 
defense. Ten minutes later V.J. Filllben 
got knocked down going for a loose ball 
In the penalty area. This allowed Tom 
Kohlerman a free shot on the goalie. 
The keeper, however, was equal to the 
task as he stopped the shot with a diving 
stop. "1 really can't believe 1 didn't 
score, but it seemed to give us an added 
incentive," said a dejected Kohlerman 
after the game. "I'm not sure if my 
missing that shot made us try harder or 
if we'd have gotten that last goal back 
anyway. Either way, I should have 
made it." 

The "last goal" that Kohlerman 
spoke of occurred with just 15 minutes 
left in regulation right after a Navy 
halfback got thrown out of the game, 
which forced the academy to play with 

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Mullican in the middle and Mullican 
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from the game was tossed because of 
his language, but he could have been 
thrown out for the way he pounded Ken 
Maher. Maher was constantly on the 
ground, but refused to lose his cool. 
Afterward, he said, "I think it 
frustrated him more than me because I 
just didn't let it bother me. The other 
guys saw what was happening and they 
just kept telling me to relax. I guess he 
got frustrated since I didn't rattle, and 
he took it out on the official." 
For the rest of regulation and in the 

overtime, Washington dominated play. 
Navy seemed content with a tie and the 
Shoremen were hungry. But a good 
defense down the stretch allowed the 
Middies to hange on for the tie. 

SHORE NOTES: Ben Tucker-man has 
been moved from fullback to left wing, 
and Curt Nass has been moved from 
fullback to center halfback. Both 
changes appear to be permanent. "Ben 
has the speed we need at wing and when 
he gets himself settled, he has a dam 
good shot," said Coach Athey. Swar- 
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The faculty voted unanimously 
Tuesday to send a resolution to tomor- 
row's Board of Visitors and Governors 
meeting calling for a five percent 
"emergency supplement" to faculty 
salaries in January and an additional 
twenty percent increase effective next 

The resolution, presented by AAUP 
(American Association of University 
Professors) Chapter President Dr. 


Michael Bailey, cited the College's 
alledged failures to make faculty 
salaries competitive with those at com- 
parable schools and the increasing dif- 
ficulty of supporting a household on a 
faculty salary as reasons for the re- 
questec increase. (See inset for the full 
text of the resolution. ) 

In a breakdown of faculty salaries 
across the state prepared by the local 
AAUP chapter to accompany the 


Response to 

clause ratified by faculty 

resolution, Washington ranked 27th out 
of 29 at the level of Full Professor; 32nd 
out of 36 at the level of Associate Pro- 
fessor; and 34th out of 37 at the level of 
Assistant Professor. The AAUP 
breakdown also asserted that faculty 
ssries. saries are lower today than they 
were in 1965-66 in terms of actual pur- 
chasing power. The position of faculty 
salaries was also said to have worsened 
in relation to comparable schools and 
I he national average of college faculty 

Political Science Dan Premo, who gave 
an emotional speech in its support. 

"After nine years here, I find that 
from the standpoint of economic securi- 
ty, I am worse off now than I was In 
1971," said Premo. 

"It is therefore thpt I strongly urge 
the adoption of this letter," he added. "I 
feel it's In the absolute best interest of 
the College, to which I do not feel a 
traitor ... (but where) I can no longer 
hold my head proud and feel any sense 

•The Resolution* 



The faculty Tuesday ratified a letter 
to the Board of Visitors and Governors 
recommending the formation of a joint 
administration-faculty committee to 
prepare "a set of procedures governing 
contractual and curricular changes, 
should financial exigency arise." 

The letter resulted from the faculty's 
objections to the "financial exigency" 
clause added to their handbook during 
an executive session of the Board last 
February. The clause reads: "In addi- 
tion to the above provisions, a tenured 
faculty member's contract may be ter- 
minated by Washington College be- 
cause of financial exigency. 

Discussion of the clause became 
heated at September's faculty meeting 
when several professors objected to the 
Board's failure to consult the faculty 
concerning the addition of the clause. 

An ad-hoc committee led by English 
Department Chairperson Nancy Tatum 
was then formed to draft a letter ex- 
pressing the faculty's objections. 

Read aloud at the meeting by com- 
mittee member Dr. Michael Bailey, 
Chairman of the Economics Depart- 
ment, the letter states that "the real 
issue woes beyond faulty communica- 

"As it stands, the amendment is so 
vague and sweeping that it has the 
potential for causing much more ser- 
ious damage to faculty morale and col- 
lege solidarity than it could ever 
balance by legal benefits in the future." 

The letter was amended at the re- 
quest of College President Joseph 
McLain to better reflect his role in the 
establishment of the ad-hoc committee 
and was ratified unanimously by the 

Whereas faculty real income has 
been steadily declining for several 

And whereas in December, 1977 the ad- 
ministration and the Board undertook a 
commitment to increase faculty 
salaries to a level where Washington 
College would be. in the words of Presi- 
dent McLain at the faculty meeting of 
December 5, 1977, "competitive with all 
and superior to some of our sister in- 
situtitions; " 

And whereas our current level of 
salaries remains significantly lower 
than that at comparable institutions 
such as Western Maryland and 
Goucher College, and is, in fact, almost 

lowest among all intstitutions of higher 
learning in Maryland: 

And whereas many members of the 
faculty are finding it all but impossible 
to support adequately a household on a 
Washington College salary: 

Be it resolved that it is Imperative that 
in January 1980 each member of the 
faculty be paid an emergency supple- 
ment equal to 5% of his or her current 
annual salary. 

And be it further resolved that in order 
to forestall a similar hardship in the 
future, faculty salaries must be in- 
creased by 20%, effective September. 

"This loss of ground," stated the 
AAUP memorandum accompanying 
the salary breakdown, "is particularly 
disappointing in light of the administra- 
tion's commitment to improve our 

The only discussion of the resolution 
came from Associate Professor of 

of dignity." 

Premo's brief speech was applauded 
by the faculty. The subsequent motion 

to send the resolution to the Board 
through College President Joseph 
McLain was then passed by unanimous 
voice vote. 

College computer is "obsolete'' says Schmoldt 


News Editor 

In recent years, an increasing 
number of Washington College faculty 
members have expressed their desire 
for a larger, more modern computer to 
replace the school's ten-year-old IBM 
1130. This two-part series will first ex- 
plain the problems with the present 
computer as expressed by Computer 
Science Professor William Schmoldt. 
The article in next week'sELM will in- 
clude some views on the subject held by 

faculty members in the natural and 
social sciences. 

"An outdated piece of equipment": 
that's what Computer Science Pro- 
fessor William Schmoldt calls the IBM 
1130, Washington College's current 

Schmoldt goes on to say that not only 
is the machine "obsolete," but a great 
deal of the software, such as computer 
cards and print-out sheets, is no longer 
manufactured by IBM and is, there- 
fore, not readily available. Although he 
says that "we have gotten very good 
use out of the computer ... until recently 
it has been virtually trouble free," he 
adds that a $700 Radio Shack computer 
has a larger memory. 

According to Schmoldt, there would 
be great advantage in getting a more 
modern computer for students in the 
social and natural sciences as well as 
for those students in computer courses. 
"We'd like to give people who aren't 
mathematics and computer science 
majors the opportunity to use 
sophisticated software packages, 
(statistical psekages, in particular) ... 

which require larger, more modern 
machines," he says. He continues: "We 
to maintain the computing center as an 
academic resource." 

As far as the benefits for his own 
students, Schmoldt says that FOR- 
TRAN, the computer language used by 
the IBM 1130, is "limited and no longer 
considered a good first language (for 
students to learn." A new computer 
would use a different language, such as 
PASCAL, which Schmoldt says is, 
"more like programming in the way 
that you think." 

Not only would current computer 
courses be improved with the advent of 
a new computer, but more courses 
could be added. "I don't think we can 
have a strong computing program with 
out a better computer." Schmoldt says. 
"The demand for courses in computing 
is greater than the 1130 can handle. The 
enrollment in the introductory courses 
had to be limited this semester because 
the computer can't handle the larger 
student demand." 

Although he estimates that 90 percent 
of the work done on the computer now is 
related to computer science courses. 

Schmoldt says this figure would pro- 
bably drop to about 60 percent with a 
modern computer for which statistical 
packages are available. On the whole, 
he says he believes that the new com- 
puter should be "a much more accessi- 
ble tool to everyone than it (the IBM 
1130) is at the moment." Six or seven 
people would be able to use the new 
computer simultaneously, and it would 
take less time to de-bug, or remove the 
errors from, a program. 

Although no formal prposal of any 
kind has been made as of this writing, 
Schmoldt says that he has been working 
on an in-depth study of the available 
replacements for the 1130, and that the 
College may be able to purchase a new 
computer with a memory over 15 times 
that of the current machine for 
something in the neighborhood of what 
the IBM originally cost. Schmoldt sum- 
marizes his case for a more modern 
computer simply. "Our need is im- 
mediate." he says. "We're trying to ac- 
comodate rger enrollments in com- 
puting and the needs of other depart- 
ments for an easily-accessible com- 
puting device." 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Friday, October 5, 1979-Page 2 


Faculty salaries: losing 
the race with inflation 

Standing in the midst of colleagues who often seemed more 
concerned about Robert's Rules of Order than substantive 
issues Professor Dun Premo seemed refreshingly candid in his 
comments at Tuesday's faculty meeting. Calling himself docile 
for having put up with the College's failure to meet its original 
commitment to pay him a fair wage, Premo said that, 
economically, he is worse off now than when he started teaching 
here in 1971. How can someone with his education, his ex- 
perience, and nine years teaching at the same college feel his 
economic security threatened? 

The figures provided by the local AAUP at the meeting speak 
for themselves. Salaries for Washington College professors rank 
near the bottom at every level in comparison with other schools 
in the state. At the national level, Washington's average compen- 
sation lags twenty-one percent behind the average across the 

So Tuesday the faculty voted unanimously to ask the Board of 
Visitors and Governors for a five percent "emergency" raise 
this January and a 20 percent raise effective next September. 
This may seem an arrogant request. But even if the College were 
to grant the increase in full, faculty salaries here next year 
would rank only somewhere near the average among schools in 
the state. That estimate doesn't take into account the anticipated 
salary increases at other schools next year. Nor would the in- 
crease make up for all the years that salaries lagged behind the 
rate of inflation. 

The College's continued failure to pay professors decent 
sslaries will accomplish three things: good teachers will become 
(II increasingly difficult to attract, (2) increasingly difficult to 
keep, and (3) increasingly bitter during their stay. 

Hill Dorms named 
to National Register 


Editor In Chief Geoff Garlnther 

Assistant Editor Katherlne Streckfus 

News Editor PeteTurchl 

Sports Editor Rich Schatzman 

Fine Arts Editor : Nick Nappo 

Photography Editor Jim Graham 

Business Manager/Copy Editor Charlie Warfleld 

Faculty Advisor Rich DeProspo 

THE ELM Is tbe official newspaper of Washington College, published by and for 
students. It is printed at the Delaware State Printing Company every Friday 
with the exception of vacations and Exam Weeks. The opinions e xpres sed on 
these pages, with the exception of those under the headings of LETTERS TO 
THE EDITOR and COMMENTARY are those of the editor and staff. The ELM 
is open business hours; Monday through Friday, 778-2800, ext. 321. 

Middle, East, and West Halls, com- 
monly referred to as the Hill Dorms, 
have recently been named to the De- 
partment of the Interior's National 
egister of Historic Places. 

The decision was publicly announced 
by Maryland Republican Representa- 
tive Robert Bauman on Monday, a day 
before Washington College heard the 

George Hayward, Vice President for 
Development and Public Relations, 
said that the school needs funding for 
renovation of the Hill Dorms. In order 
to apply for money from the Maryland 
Historical Trust, the buildings must be 
named on the register. He said, "I sub- 
mitted an application proposing that 
the Hill Dorms be placed on the Na- 
tional Register of Historic Places. I was 
surprised to find that none of the Wash- 
ington College buildings were listed on 
the National Register." 

The application for nomination was 
then sent to the state Governor's Com- 
mittee in July 1978. After approval 
there, it s sent to the Department of the 
Interior's Heritage, Conservation, and 
Recreation Service. It was once again 
approved and Middle, East and West 
Halls were named to the register. The 
nomination was then forwarded to 
Pamala James, the National Register 
Coordinator for the Maryland Histor- 
ical Trust, who will consider the ap- 
plication for funding. 

The Hill Dormitories, the oldest col- 
lege buildings still standing, were built 
after the main college building was 
burnt down in 1827. The main building 
stood on Mount Washington, now refer- 
red to as the Hill. Between 1827 and the 
completion of Middle Hall in 1844, the 
college classes were held at rented 
quarters in Chestertown. 

It was proposed in 1833 that Middle 
Hall be built on Mount Washington at 
the sight of the original college struc- 
ture. Some members of the Board of 
Visitors and Governors opposed ! the 
proposal. The following is quoted from 
the application report: "After nearly 
ten years of debate, further investiga- 
tions, financial stress, and a few 
resignations of members, the Visitors 

and Governors finally agreed In 1844 to 
follow the Burchinall plans and to begin 
construction on the building. Mr. Elija 
Reynolds of Baltimore was selected as 
the general contractor." The Bur- 
chinall plans referred to are ones put 
together by the Chestertown builder. 
Professor Benjamin Green, a Washing- 
ton College Vice-Principal and teacher, 
designed and oversaw the landscaping 
of the terrace. 

Middle Hall had lecture halls on the 
first and second floors and sleeping 
quarters on the third floor. This ar- 
rangement soon proved not to be 
enough space. Because of the lack of 
space, East and West Halls were sug- 
gested. They were completed in 1854 
with a structure similar to that of Mid- 
dle Hall in that the first two floors con- 
tained classrooms and the third floors 
were used for sleeping quarters. All 
three buildings had fireplaces in each 
room, and students who lived there 
were sent monthly bills for the wood 
they used. 

The appearance of the dorms has 
changed over the years. The first plum- 
bing systems were installed in 1890. 
There used to be a porch on the back of 
Middle Hail which was removed in 1956. 
The fireplaces are no longer usable. 
The metal roof and sandstone window 
sills still remain. There has also been 
other minor renovations. 

The college tries to preserve the ex- 
teriors and to renovate the mechanical 
systems, such as heating, electricity, 
and plumbing, but they need funding In 
order to carry out plans. The college is 
now eligible for funding from the Mary- 
land Historical Trust. Hayward said, 
"If funding proceeds on schedule it is 
possible that renovations will begin ear- 
ly next summer." 

Most of the Information on the history 
of the Hill Dorms was contributed to the 
college by Frederick W. Dunschott, a 
1927 alumnus of Washington College, 
and Vice President Emeritus. He has 
compiled the history of the college and 
is in the process of completing a book 
entitled History of Washington College, 
which should be available in about one 
year. • 

Education Department to be evaluated next month 


The Department of Education at 
Washington College will be evaluated 
next month under the Standards for 
State Approval of Teacher Education 

After a period of six years since the 
last evaluation in 1973, the Teacher 
Education Program, under the direc- 
tion of Mr. Sean O'Connor, will be 
evaluated by a team of between 12 and 
14 members of the Maryland State De- 
'partment of Education. According to 
O'Connor, the team will look at three 
aspects of the program: the Profes- 
sional Education Program of the Col- 
lege in so far as it relates to the training 


Meeting every 
Monday at 7 p.m. 
in our office in the 
basement of Hod- 


. „■■... . i 

of teachers, and a look at the total 
organization of the college itself. Under 
the standards developed by the Na- 
tional Association of State Directors of 
Teacher Education and Certification 
(NASDTEC, , criteria will be eval- 
uated, while also taking into account 
the philosophy and condition of the col- 
lege. "They must be able to feel the 
heart and philosophy of a college," 
O'Connor noted. 

, This evaluation Process occurs nor- 
mally every five, rather than six years. 
For several reasons, however, the 
evaluation of Washington College's 
Teacher Training Program was de- 
layed the extra year. During November 
14. 15, and 16 the team, composed of 
professors from other colleges, instruc- 
tors of school systems and members of 
the Maryland State Department will 
perform the evaluation. 

Before the team arrives, they must 
read a self-evaluation document, which 
O'Connor is currently writing. He says 
that "By interviews, materials and 
some observation, they will see if we 
answer the standards which have been 
set up at the national level." The actual 
approved approach to teacher educa- 
tion and certification, which is em- 
ployed by most states include three 

general aspects which, as described in 
the guidelines book of "Standards for 
State Approval of Teacher Education" 
are these: ( a )the development of pro- 
grams of teacher education by an in- 
stitution in accordance with the 
established standards; lb) the official 
review and evaluation of each of the 
proposed institution programs in terms 
of the established standards and pro- 
cedures by the state education agency 
and the subsequent approval of pro- 
grams if the standards are met; and (c) 
the understanding that the teacher can- 
didate, upon successful completion of a 
program thus approved, as attested by 
the institution, will be entitled to official 
recognition by the state education agen- 

According to Dr. George Kent, a Con- 
sultant in Teacher Education for the 
Maryland State Department, the pur- 
pose of the evaluation is to "assist col- 
leges in developing programs that pre- 
pare teachers and assure that the 
preparation of the state is adequate; 
that they (the students working 
towards teacher certification) possess 
qualities adequate for teaching." 

Once this has been accomplished to 
tbe satisfaction of the state . depart- 
ment, and it Is determined that the col- 

lege's programs meet the NASDTEC 
standards, the graduates of the pro- 
gram will receive certain benefits. The 
graduated would be certified Im- 
mediately upon graduation without the 
analysis of transcripts. Reciprocity is 
another benefit which graduates of a 
certified course enjoy. "Given our 
mobile society" noted Kent, "students 
may find themselves in a different state 
. . . there was a time when students 
moving from one state to another were 
subject to various tests" before they 
could be certified in the new state. With 
the system of reciprocity, a teacher 
graduating from a certified course can 
move between thirty-three states which 
function under that provision without 
being subject to new certification stan- 
dards. Finally, with the system of ac- 
creditation, programs which are quali- 
tatively superior In the preparation of 
educational personnel are increasingly 
more apparent. Thus, the benefits of 
evaluation are far-reaching. 

"Burdensome task that it is, it cer- 
tainly helps me get a very good over- 
view of the program with its strength 
and weaknesses" said O'Connor. He 
also said that he feels that this year's 
evaluation will be benefical because it 
should help to promote improvements. 

Faculty reaction to 
Continuing Education mixed 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Freday, October 5, jjjtfM 3 


Faculty members involved in Wash- 
ington College's newly established Con- 
tinuing Education Program report mix- 
ed reactions so far. Dr. John Baxter en- 
joys his class because "it's fun to have 
an audience to teach astronomy to." 
And Dr. Donald Munson said, "it's a 
good idea overall" although he also 
feels that "the people taking the course 
have to realize that it's not, and not in- 
tended to be, like an undergraduate 

Of the ten courses originally offered, 
five had to be dropped because of lack 
of interest. Both Dr. David Newell's 
Death and Dying Course and Attorney 
Thomas Sisk's Law course were well- 
responded to in the original survey but 
had to be cancelled because of small or 
non-existent enrollment. "Most of the 
students are much older than those who 
expressed interest (in the two course). 
The younger people possibly couldn't 
afford to enroll," said Newell. 

The program has practical advan- 
tages. "Because the classes meet only 
once a week, in the evenings, it's easier 
for the typical adult who's working to 
come in and participate," said Dr. John 
Miller. In addition, "there may be some 

advantage to having a class exclusively 
of older adults. Their concerns and in- 
terests are very different from the 
undergraduates," he added. 

Baxter also feels "people don't want 
to sit in with undergraduates because it 
makes them feel uncomfortable not be- 
ing among their peers." 

The wide base of experience and 
background of the students has forced 
some teaching methods to be changed. 
"Because of the cross-section of people, 
you can't teach an intense course," 
Munson said. I think the point of the 
course is to expose them to a field they 
know little about." For basically the 
same reasons, Baxter feels that "it's 
easier to teach these people, although 
it's hard to find the right level on which 
to teach them." By virtue of the fact 
that they are older, "my responses to 
the students will be different because 
what they bring to the class is dif- 
ferent," Miller said. 

Although turnout this semester has 
been small, most faculty members feel 
the program should be given a full year 
before any decision is made on its con- 

Twenty-five students, including organizer Chris Lemmon, helped out durins 

last Saturday's BUSH Day. * 

BUSH Day survives rain, 
will continue tomorrow 


U.S. Senator Biden to 
discuss SALT II Thursday 

Washington College News Bureau 

Joseph R. Biden, Jr., United States 
Senator from Delaware, will discuss 
"SALT II and United States Security" 
at the William James Forum of Wash- 
ington College on Thursday, October 11. 
The meeting, which is open to the pub- 
lic, is scheduled to begin at 8:30-p.m. in 
Hynson Lounge. 

Senator Biden received nationwide 
attention last August when he led a 
delegation of six United States Sen- 
ators— members of the European Af- 
fairs Subcommittee of the Foreign 
Relations Committee— to Moscow to 
discuss SALT II with Alexei Kosygin 
and other members of the Supreme 

As a member of the Senate Intel- 
ligence Committee as well as the in- 
fluential Foreign Relations Committee, 
Senator Biden is in an especially strong 
position to weigh the pros and cons of 
the proposed SALT II treaty and is re- 
garded as one of the best informed 
senators on this subject. 

Senator Biden, a Democrat, was 
elected to the Senate in 1972 when he 
was still only 29 years old-the 
youngest man ever elected to the U.S. 
Senate. Shortly before taking office his 
wife was fatally injured In an auto- 
mobile accident. He has since re- 
married, and was elected to a second 
term in the Senate In 1978. 

In addition to this Interest in foreign 
affairs, the junior Delaware Senator In- 
troduced the "Sunset Bill," passed by 
the Senate In 1975, which aims at curb- 
ing wasteful federal spending and re- 
quires a thorough review of federal 
spending programs every four years. 

He is a strong advocate of the strength- 
ening of criminal laws to combat vio- 
lent crime, an ardent conservationist 
and a champion of the rights of senior 

A resident of Wilmington, Senator 
Biden is a graduate of the Unviersity of 
Delaware and the Law School of Syra- 
cuse University. 

The rain was the only deterrent to a 
day both Student Government Presi- 
dent Jay Young and Chris Lemmon, 
organizer of BUSH Day, called "en- 
joyable and very successful." 

There is another truck load of bushes 
to be planted between William Smith 
Hall and the Library tomorrow morn- 
ing at 10 a.m. The land Is already tilled, 
but the rain kept it from being planted. 

"It was quite unfortunate that there 
weren't enough faculty involved, but 
that may have been due to the rain" 
said Lemmon. About 25 different people 

helped to plant and till the ground out- 
side Hodson Hall. "I wish more people 
would have shown up— it was a rather 
disappointing turn-out. Maybe this 
Saturday we'll have a better work 
force" says Young. Lemmon said he 
hopes there will not be any damage to 
the new bushes. 

The rain, however, did not stop the 
bands Number One Dog and Off The 
Wall from playing. Though the party 
wagon survived the rain, the outdoor 
buffet was held inside. 

Silver announces internship program 

Students interested in participating 
in the Maryland General Assembly in- 
ternship program next semester are 
urged to attend a meeting, on Monday, 

Montaigne scholar to speak Thursday 

Donald M. Frame, Moore Collegiate 
Professor at Columbia University, will 
give a talk entitled "Motives for Self- 
Portrayal: Montaigne and Others" on 
Thursday, October 11 at 8 p.m. in the 
Sophie Kerr Room of Miller Library at 
Washington College. His talk is spon- 
sored by the Lecture Committee and 
the public is invited to attend. 

Frame will examine the process by 
which Montaigne came to write about 
himself and why he chose the essay 
rather than a narrative form. He will 
also situate the Essays within the 
autobiographical tradition by compar- 
ing them to the writings of Saint- 
Augustine, Rousseau, Dostoyevski and 

Frame was educated at Loomis 
School, Harvard ColUege and Columbia 
University. He taught at Loomis School 
for two years before beginning his 
graduate work at Columbia, and except 
for three years of active duty as an of- 
ficer in the United States Navy, he has 
been teaching at Columbia since 1938. 
He also has been a Visiting Professor at 
New York University, the University of 
Pennsylvania, Fordham University, 

Rutgers University and a Phi Beta Kap- 
pa Visiting Scholar. 

Frame is condsidered to be the most 
eminent Montaigne scholar of our time 
in America. His interpretation of Mon- 
taigne and the Essays is the result not 
only of long and penetrating research 
but also of a profound kinship with Mon- 
taigne. Few scholars know the text of 
the Essaysas thoroughly as he does. 

Frame is the author of four books on 
Montaigne as well as a brilliant transla- 
tion of the works of the learned essay- 
ist. Through these and his numerous ar- 
ticles and book reviews concerning 
French literature of the Renaissance, 
he has had a decisive influence on Mon- 
taigne scholarship in the United States. 
His most recent book is entitled Fran- 
cois Rabelais: A Study. 

Frame has served for a number of 
years on the Editorial Committee of the 
Modem Language Association of Amer- 
ica and on the National Humanities 
Faculty Board. 

October 8 at 4 p.m. In Smith 14. Those 
students who are interested in the pro- 
gram but are unable to attend the 
meeting should contact Dr. Howard 
Sii vcr as soon as possible. 

The General Assembly Internship 
program provides the opportunity for 
students to gain first-hand knowledge of 
the legislative process and Maryland 
politics. Students spend two days a 
week in Annapolis during the 
legislative session, which runs from 
January to mid-April, working for a 
state legislator. 

The program is open to Juniors and 
Seniors in all Majors with a GPA of 2.5 
or better. Political Science 311 or 391 is 
required tohe eligible for the program. 

Two course credits are given for suc- 
cessful completion of the Internship. A 
regularly scheduled seminar, with 
assigned readings and written work, 
will be part of the program. Students 
must arrange their own transportation 
to and from Annapolis. A , stipend to 
cover expenses is provided by the 

Sliver, who Initiated the college's par- 
ticipation in the program in 1977, said 
he looks forward to "another successful 
learning experience for those who par- 

Bronze figures on exhibit Sunday 

Chamber orchestra to 
perform Tuesday 

A collection of bronze figures by the 
French sculptor Antoine-Louis Marye 
will be exhibited in Gibson Fine Arts 
Center beginning Sunday, October 7 
from 2 to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be 

The two-week exhibit also will be 
open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oc- 
tober 9, 11, 16, and 18 from 4 to 6 p.m.; 
Sunday, October 14 from 2 to 4 p.m.; 
and the evening of a concert on October 

Marye was one of the major Roman- 

tic artists of the 19th century and was 
best known for his work featuring wild 
and domestic animals. Born in Paris in 
1796, he was trained as a sculptor and 
goldsmith, later turned to doing ani- 
mals in bronze and became a master of 
the art. 

Twenty-two figures representing 
some of the best of his work will be 
shown. The College art exhibits com- 
mittee arranged for the show from The 
Baltimore Museum of Art with the sup- 
port of the Maryland Arts Council. 

The Concerto Soloists of 
Philadelphia, a Chamber orchestra, 
will perform In Gibson Fine Arts Center 
in the opening program of the College 
concert series on Tuesday, October 9 at 

This ensemble of fifteen strings, 
harpsichord and flute, under the direc- 
tion of Marc Mostovoy, Is making a 
return engagement following a per- 
formance here two years ago. 

Other programs in the 1979-1980 
season will feature The Elizabethan 
Broken Consort, six musicians from the 
Baltimore early-music, group Pro 

Musica Rara, on November 15; and 
violinist Isidor Saslav in a recital with 
Ann Heill groan Saslav at piano and 
harpsichord, on January 30. 

Also, the well-known classical 
guitarist Oscar Ghiglia, on February 
19: and Bolcom and Morris, piano and 
mezzo' soprano, in a program of 
American popular songs from the early 
1900's, on March 19. 

All concerts will be held In the Gibson 
Fine Arts Center at 8:30 p.m. Students 
are reminded to present their season 
tickets for admission. 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Frlday, October 5, 1979-Page 4 



Swarthmore shuts out Shoremen, 
Volleyball Tournament opens today 



"They are the best team we've 
played so far. but we're going to have to 
plav a lot better it we're going to beat 
Haverford or Ursinus," said Coach 
Athev after Saturday's 4-0 drubbing at 
the hands of Swarthmore College. 

The statistic that gives the best in- 
dication of how the contest went is the 
one that shows Swarthmore having 

twenty shots-on-goal compared to 
Washington's four. With plenty of 
games left to play in this season, the 
Shoremen will have to shake off their 
defeat quickly. Albright College will in- 
vade Shore country this Saturday and it 
will no doubt be a better game than last 
week's. It will be the last home game 
for three weeks, so take a walk out to 
the field Saturday afternoon. 

Keyser, Lucas lead harriers to victory 

Freshman Peter 
sophomore Jeff Lucas tied for first to 
lead the Washington College cross 
country team to an 18-37 victory over 
Coppin Stale in the season opener last 

"We were very pleased because we 
do not win many," said Coach Don 
Chatellier. Chatellier explained that he 
only expected to win one or two meets 
during the season. A poor turnout and 
the inability to recruit "outstanding" 
runners were cited by Chatellier as key 
factors. According to the rules, a team 
must have five runners finish the race 
in order to score. Washington's team 
consists of only six. Furthermore, 
superior runners usually overlook Divi- 
sion III schools because they cannot of- 
fer athletic scholarships. 

Ironically in this era of increased in- 
terest in running, the number of run- 
ners competing for W.C. has decreased. 
Until four or five years ago, the cross 
country team attracted at least four- 
teen runners per season. It is believed 
that many joggers enjoy their own lei- 
surely pace and do not want to bother 
with competitions. When the team 
works out, Chatellier notes, they often 

Keyser and pass many of the same people every- 

"Working on our own sense of per- 
sonal accomplishment, we try to do as 
well as we can as individuals", says 
Chatellier, summarizing the team's 

However. Pete Keyser approaches it 
differently. "We thrive on raw humor 
and a sort of external, verbal humble- 
ness which feeds us internal strength", 
he says. 

The team will continue its season 
with their next meet tomorrow against 
Gallaudet and Western Maryland in 


Sports Editor 

On a brighter note, this weekend 
marks the opening of the Washington 
College Invitational Women's Volley- 
ball Tournament. The five-team field 
consists of Juniata, Franklin and Mar- 
shall. Essex Community College, Gal- 
laudet, and Washington. Head coach 
Penny Fall feels that Juniata has to be 
the favorite in the tourney. "They were 
an M.A.C. (Middle Atlantic Con- 
ference! finalist last year and they 
have everybody back." said Fall. 
"However, without our injuries, we 
would have probably been a co- 

The injuries Fall refers to were suf- 
fered by co-captains Sue Bennett and 
Tami Schauber. Bennett is suffering 
from a respiratory condition that for- 
bids her to participate in strenuous ac- 
tivity. Schauber has an anterior com- 
partment syndrome— an inflamation in 
the front of her lower leg. It will require 
surgery and she will be out for at least 
three weeks and quite possibly the rest 
of the season. Cheryl Loss will have the 
inevitable task of trying to fill 
Schauber's shoes. "Cheryl has played 
very well lately and I look for her to 
continue playing the volleyball she has 
played so far." said Coach Fall. "In 
fact, all the girls have adapted to the in- 
jury problem quite well. Their concen- 
tration level has been extremely high 
and they've all shown a lot of char- 

The ladies showed this character last 
Monday night when they played Ca- 
tonsville Junior College, a team ranked 
sixth in the nation in Junior College 
Volleyball. It was their first match 
without Schauber, and although they 
lost by what seems to be lopsided 15-6 
and 15-7 scores, the two games lasted 
for over an hour. The Shorewomen then 
turned around and clobbered Penn 


6:30 P.M. -W.C vs. Gallaudet. 

F&M vs. Essex C.C. 

7:30 P.M.— Juniata vs. Essex C.C. 

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Volume 51 Number 7 

"Every President since Kennedy has known that there has been a minimum 
of 5,000 and as many as 22,000 Russian troops in Cuba since the missile 
crisis," said Senator Joe Biden (D-Del.) last night. Despite e competing with 
the second game ot the World Series, the noted SALT II proponent drew an 
audience of more than 75 people to Hynson Lounge last night, where he 
predicted, among other things, a probable defeat In the Senate for SALT II 
and a Republican In the White House In 1980. 

Ayer highlights calendar 

Homecoming will feature 
Philosophical Colloquium 


New events planned for Homecoming 
this year include two Philosophy Clubs 
on campus for a joint Philosophical Col- 
loquim, skydivers to open the soccer 
game, and a yard-sale sponsored by the 
Chapter. In addition, the traditional 
sporting events, parties, parade, and 
dance will be held. 

The Fullerlon CLub of Philadelphia 
and the Washington College Philosophy 
Club are meeting here Saturday, Oc- 
tober 27th for three discussion sessions. 
The highlight of the Colloquim will be at 
3 pm in William Smith Lecture Hall 
when the prominent British philosopher 
Sir Alfred Ayer will speak on "Hume's 

Theory of Morals, Politics, and 
Religion." Earlier in the day, Hans- 
Martin Sans of Ruhr University will 
lead a discussion concerning 
"Technological and Human Values," 
and Joseph Magolis of Temple Univer- 
sity will talk on "Culture, Nature, and 

Homecoming will be formally laun- 
ched on Friday night with a volleyball 
quad-match. The Washington College 
Volleyball team will be competing with 
Hood, Notre Dame, and West Chester 
State. Immediately following, Alpha 
Chi Omega Sorority will sponsor a bon- 

Con t Inued on page 3 


Friday, October 12, 1979 

Creegan "disappointed" 

Board approves clause 
in faculty handbook 



"My reaction is one of disappoint- 
ment," said Dr. Frank Creegan, the 
faculty representative to the Board of 
Visitors and Governors, after the Board 
last Saturday apparently dismissed the 
faculty's request for the formation of a 
joint committee to study procedure 
should "financial exigency" arise. 

Board Chairman Robert H. Roy, con- 
tacted Tuesday, said that a formal rep- 
ly addressing both the "financial ex- 
igency" issue and the requested 
facultysalary increase had been 
drafted and would be sent to the faculty 
later in the week. 

The "financial exigency" clause 
became an issue at the September 
faculty meeting where several pro- 
fessors expressed disappointment that 
the clause had been inserted in their 
handbook by the Board without any 
discussion with faculty. The faculty 
then approved the formation of an ad- 
hoc committee to draft a letter express- 
ing their objections, which the Board 
received Saturday, 

Apparently the controversial clause, 
said to have been voted on by the Board 
in executive session last February, was 
never actually approved by the Board. 
Saturday, the Board members voted 
unaminously in favor of a motion to re- 
tain the clause. 

"The Board will determine "financial 
exigency," said Roy at the meeting. "If 
such a determination should ever 
(become necessary), good will will 
prevail to the maximum degree." 

Creegan later said, "Given the fact 
that the Board had not approved the 
by-laws at the February meeting, this 
was an excellent opportunity to express 
the faculty's objections" He was disap- 
pointed, however, saying that, "a 
number of Board members 
misunderstood the request." 

But Creegan added that the issue 
may not yet be resolved. "I think the 
Board made it clear that any future 
discussion should be directed at the ad- 

College seeks alternate 
funding sources 


The Department of Housing and Ur- 
ban Development's third rejection of 
Washington College's bid for a loan has 
forced the school to look elsewhere for 
funds to complete Hill Dorm renovation 
this summer, according to Washington 
College Vice President for Finance 
Gene Hessey. 

The Maryland Higher Education 
Facilities Program, which makes "bor- 
rowed funds" available to in-state col- 
leges for renovation and the purchase 
of new equipment, may be one source of 
funds, Hessey indicated. "We may also 
submit a proposal to a couple of founda- 
tions. We have to give up on HUD for 
the time being if we want to get 

anything done this* coming summer 
although if we are unable to get enough 
funds from other sources, we may re- 
apply to HUD in the next fiscal year," 
he added. 

Hessey does not know on what 
grounds Washington's request for a 
HUD loan was denied since the College 
has not yet received an official report 
from the Department. United States 
Senator from Maryland Paul Sarbanes 
released to the state organization of 
private colleges, of which Washington 
is a member, the names of the only 
three schools that received affirmation 
to their HUD loan requests this fall, and 
Washington was not among these. 

Several professors see need for new computer 

News Editor 

In recent years, an increasing 
number of Washington Coliege faculty 
members have expressed their desire 
for a larger, more modern computer to 
replace the school's ten-year-old IBM 
1130, In an article last week, Computer 
Science Professor William Schmoldt 
said that there would be great ad- 
vantage in getting a more modern com- 
puter for students in the social and 
natural sciences, as well as for those 
students in computer courses. This arti- 
cle, the second in a two-part series, 
presents the opinions held be some 
faculty members in the social and 
natural sciences on the subject of the 
school's computer facility. 

"It would be great." 

That comment, by Chairman of the 
Economics DepartmentMichael 
Bailey, summarizes the reaction that 
many Washington faculty members 
have when presented with the idea of a 
new computer. "I think it would be 
marvelous," Bailey continued. "I teach 
several courses that require use of the 
computer, and there are a lot of things 
we can't do with the existing facilities." 

Bailey said that many statistical pro- 
grams that he would like to use require 
a much larger memory than that of the 
IBM 1130. "I urge the Economics ma- 
jors to take the computer science 
course before their senior year," he 

said. Still, the machine itself places 
restrictions on what he can accomplish. 
Bailey said that there are three 
reasons his department would like a 
new computer*. It could be used more 
than the 1130 currently is In teaching, as 
it would allow greater student- 
computer interaction ; department 
members could use it for research; and 
students could use It for their own pro- 
jects. "I'd like to use it a lot more in my 
classes," he said. "Right now Bill 
Schmoldt helps a lot of the students.. .he 
helps us do a lot that we couldn't do 
otherwise." Chairman of the 
Psychology Department Michael 
Goldstein agreed that "Schmoldt has 

been just dynamite— but there are 
limits to his time." He added that when 
potential employers inquire as to the 
computer facilities at Washington, the 
members of the Psychology Depart- 
ment "say the people in the computer 
center are so good that it makes up for 
the computer." 

Currently the department uses a 
microprocessor to store data. The data 
is printed out, then it must be punched 
onto cards for the computer. Some new 
computers would make it possible to 
hook up the micro-processor so that 
data could be fed straight through to the 

Continued on Page 2 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Frld»v. October 12. lure-Page 2 


Whatever happened to 
the Academic Report? 

In the Spring of 1977, the Student Academic Board released the 
22-page Academic Report, an evaluation from the students 
viewpoint of academic life at Washington College. Last Monday, 
this year's SAB met for the first time. In the two-and-a-half years 
in between, the SAB has done little to follow-up or expand upon 
the Academic Report. ' 

The Report described the College as "academically stagnant, 
attempted to identify the problems, and offered some solutions 
for this "lack of direction." Among the recommendations were 
expansion of the career counseling program and revision of the 
freshman orientation program, both of which have since been ac- 
complished by the administration. 

But phrases like "intellectually passive" are still being used 
across campus to describe the atmosphere of the College. What 
has the SAB done to enliven academic life here since the 
Report's release? It has, to its credit, suppressed a movement 
among students that sought to do away with senior re- 
quirements. But little else has been done during the past two 


Where should this year's SAB begin? Gathering student opi- 
nion concerning the institution of an English composition course, 
a need the Report said was "embarrasingly plain," might be the 
place to start. 

SAB discusses Vandalism 
Report at first meeting 


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The Student Academic Board elected 
officers and discussed the faculty 
report on vandalsim, violence and theft 
at their meeting September 23. 

"Vandalism, Violence, and Theft: A 
Report to the Faculty" is the result of a 
study iast semester by Ad-Hoc Commit- 
tee Chairman Robert Day, and 
members John Conklin, John Klaus, 
and John Taylor. The report stated on 
page 16, "the committee views acts of 
vandalism as symbolic protests against 
what might be a relatively undeman- 
ding course load." It also stated that, 
"the freedom to explore on a voluntary 
basis a number of cultural and intellec- 
tual experiences is viewed as empty 
time, and in spite of a panoply of con- 
certs, lectures, and films, the students 
complain that there is nothing to do." 

In response to this, one SAB member 
at the meeting said, "It sounds to me 
like they don't want us to party at all. 
Social life is aiso a part of the learning 
process. We need a student union 
because really we have no place to 
spend what leisure time that we have." 
Another SAB member said, "They want 
to make the courses tougher so that the 
students have no time." 

In reference to page 19 of the report, 
which stated that the rhythms of the 
community "have more to do with 
lacrosse games and Thursday night at 
the Tavern than with course prepara- 
tions," a SAB member said, "Why can't 
both of these things be a part of our col- 
lege program?" 

Page 17 of the report stated, "The 
faculty should be aware that many of 
our students regard our academic pro- 
gram as easy— one where A's are dif- 
ficult to earn, but where dull and lazy 
students can pass (and even earn C's 
andB's) with ease. F's are more dif- 
ficult to earn than A's. "In response to 
this an SAB member said, "This survey 
must have been based on a small 
minority of people." 

Some members of the SAB said they 
feel that alcohol is not the cause of van- 
dalism, but a symptom of the problem. 
If more restrictions are placed on the 
students they will have a rebellious at- 

titude. Some members of the Board 
also felt that the treatment of people 
put on academic probation is too lax. 
Some members also said that there is 
not enough interaction between faculty 
and students. 

A committee, headed by Nina Tocci 
with members Jake Parr, Peter Ber- 
tram, Bernard Kelley and Judi 
Beschal, was formed to respond and 
propose alternatives to the report. 

The SAB's plans for this year include 
a discussion of the need for more 
business administration courses, the 
necessity and practicality of senior re- 
quirements, changes in the four course 
curriculum and its effect on student 

SAB President Paul Drinks 

academics, and the idea of co-teaching 
interdisciplinary courses. 

Brian Seigal was elected Vice- 
President, and Judi Beshel was elected 
Secretary. The SAB is headed by Stu- 
dent Government Vice-President Paul 

The Board, is a liason for the student 
body and faculty at Washington College 
concerning academics. It's function is 
to gain more student input into the 
academic decisions of the college and to 
find out the students feelings about the 
academics offered. 

The SAB meets this Monday night in 
William Smith Hall. 

New computer 

•Continued from page 1* 

computer on the magnetic tape used by 
the smaller machine. Although Golds- 
tein would like to be able to do this, he 
added. "I don't want to imply that the 
new computer has to have that ability." 

He said that his students "simply 
cannot do the kind of analysis 
demanded by present psychological 
professional standards with the current 
computer. It does have some effect on 

The Psychology Department present- 
ly averages from 27-30 majors, over 50 
percent of whom, according to Golds- 
tein, take some computer science 
course. "We would like them all to have 
some degree of computer science 
sophistication." he said, "not only for 
departmental work, but because 
they're good employment skills. As an 
educator, it seems to me very clear that 
a modern student these days needs to 
know about. science, and the 
present facilities' cannot handle the 
number of students we need to in- 
troduce to the machine." 

Goldtein said that he feels that of all 
the departments that use the computer 
should be consulted before any definite 
plans are made, and suggested that a 
committee be formed to advise the Col- 
lege on the needs for a new computer. 

Dr, Richard Brown, Chairman of the 
Department of Mathematics and Com- 
puter Science, is the man who would 
take a final proposal to Dean of the Col- 
lege Garry Clarke. Brown said that he 

and Schmoldt "will make sure that 
every department that has a real in- 
terest in this is solicited. We should then 
simply make a proposal for that par- 
ticular computer that will meet our 
academic needs." When asked his opi- 
nion onthe matter Brown said, "There 
is no question. It is a fact that we need a 
new computer." 

A new machine would, according to 
Professor of Political Science Howard 
Silver, "broaden the alternatives for 
teaching techniques." He said that he 
does not use the computer a lot now, but 
that's because the IBM equipment the 
College has cannot handle the 
statistical packages made by the 
American Political Science Associa- 

more political analysis is being done, 
and it would be good for the students to 
be able to do some of that." 

Professor of Sociology Steven Cades 
also said that he uses the computer 
"very little now, because for 
sociologists the computer is principally 
a tool, and the machine we have is suffi- 
ciently crude that we need a highly- 
skilled operator. The time it takes for 
us to solve problems that sociologists 
would solve make the computer virtual- 
ly inaccessible." 

In the way of an example, Cades says 
that in a student survey he is currently 
working on he will have to give 
Schmoldt and Associate Director of the 

Goldstein: "As an educator, it seems to me very clear that a 
modern student these days needs to know about computer 
science, and the present facilities cannot handle the number 
of students we need to introduce to the machine/' 

computer courses for them to be able to 
do it on this machine." 

Cades said that he has had the op- 
portunity to use more modern com- 
puters and has found "they make possi- 
ble exploration of questions whichfolks 
thought previously they couldn't ask," 
Also, after seeing other machines he 
said that he would like to see the Col- 
lege's financial resources used on "one 
large machine as opposed to several 
smaller computers." 

Cades added that he feels all liberal 
arts students should have some ex 
perience with a computer. "Five nun 
dred years ago," he said, "literacy 
meant language. Two hundred years 
ago it meant mathematics and science. 
Now there is a third kind of literacy. 
much of the world operates on the basis 
of the computer that we can choose to 
be a servant of the people who know the 
language, or we can try for some 
degree of computer literacy. We can't 
have that kind of literacy with the 1130, 
It's like trying to write with a stylus and 
clay tablets." 

tion. Not only would a bigger computer 
be able to handle these, but, Silver said, 
"It would give me a lot more options in 
the methodology class, and the course 
on voting behavior could use the 
statistical packages as well. More and 

Computer Center Tom Lloyd a 
carefully-prepared list of questions and 
procedures, "because they know how to 
use the machine to get the results. I 
would like for students to be able to do it 
themselves, but it would take a raft of 


Due to Fall Break, the ELM. will not 
be published on the next two Fridays. 
~ ie £LAf will re-appear on November 2. 

"Third Century Fund" 
approved by Board 


The Board of Visitors and Governors Vice-President 
last Saturday formally approved a 
fund-raising drivetermed the "Third 
Century Fund"— The first step in the 
long-awaited Bicentennial Campaign. 

To be chaired by Board member 
Philip J. Wingate, the Campaign thus 
far includes the formation of a steering 
committee and the acquisition of John 
R. VcFarland as a consultant to the 
Third Century Fund. 

McFarland was most recently Presi- 
dent of the Johns Hopkins Fund during 
Us $100 million campaign. He has 
served as Director of Development at 
Kalamzoo, Grinnell, and Allegheny Col- 
leges, and has twice been employed by 
Ketchum, Inc. as a campaign consul- 

"He serves as a consultant to the 
Board, the President, and myself,"said 

for Development 
George Hayward of McFarland. "He'll 
plan thestrategy and the calendar for a 

The steering committee, which will 
be chaired by Philosophy Department 
Chairman Peter Tapke, was formed "to 
consider suggestions from all quarters 
of the College community about ways 
we should celebrate our Bicentennial," 
said Hayward. 

No monetary goal has yet been set for 
the Campaign. "In any campaign, a 
number of prospects have to be 
analyzed," said Hayward. "Some of 
them will be approached for com- 
mitments to the Campaign. Until we 
can go through this procedure, we can't 
announce any goals." 

Hayward said he hopes the Campaign 
can be launched by next Spring. 

Clarke on vandalism: 
"a quiet year so far" 


"It has been a quiet year so far, with 
little damage," said Dean Garry Clarke 
in his report to the faculty October 2nd, 
on the administration's reaction to the 
Vandalism Report. 

Due to the Report, Somerset has been 
separated into three dorms, and 
"things are quieter, " said Clarke. 
Freshman orientation was "more 
academic in nature, and there was 
more emphasis on rules and regula- 
tions," he added. RA's checked each 
student into his room, and according to 
Dean of Students Maureen Kelley, 
"There was more stress on the RA's 
role as the one who needs to maintain 
order, and they were given a greater 
sense of responsibility for the general 
atmosphere in the dorms." 

More trash cans have been added on 
campus around Miller Library and the 
women's dorms, and still more will be 
placed in Hodson Hall and around the 
men's dorms. This year there are five 
"academic' interest areas": In addi- 
tion to the Spanish House, Richmond 
House and the language floor, two 
writers' suites, in the new dorms have 
been added. Clarke also said that, 

"Local police have been conducting 
regular speed checks on College 

The Student Government Association 
and the Student Affairs Committee are 
revising the Student Judiciary Board. 
Until that revision is complete the Stu- 
dent Affairs Office will handle matters 
of discipline. "It's been primarily 
freshmen so far, and I think acting 
quickly has had an effect (on those in- 

Kelley said she would like to see more 
recreational facilities available to the 
students. "One of the problems is that 
there aren't many things for kids to do 
on campus to get out of the dorms," 
said Kelley. Improvements such as 
lights on the tennis courts, lighted 
basketball courts and a game room will 
be considered. "Ideally, it would be 
nice to have a new Student Center," ad- 
ded Kelley. 

"The problem (of vandalism) has 
been lessened," concluded Kelley, 
"although realistically there tends to be 
more of a problem in the colder months 
when there's less to do. But so far this 
year things have been very good." 


fire in the Kent quad.Student Govern- 
ment Association Social Chairman Bill 
Baldwin is attempting to secure 
Cowboy-Jazz to perform at the bonfire. 
A registration party for the visiting 
alumni will also be held on Friday night 
in the Alumni House. 

Saturday begins with the Homecom- 
ing parade and Faculty Challenge Run 
at 10 lm. Bob Hockaday, SGA 
Treasurer and organizer of the parade, 
says "I'd like to see a lot of student par- 
ticipation especially from the Greek 
organizations." Prizes are set at $50 for 
first, $25 for second and third, but they 
may be doubled by the Senate before 
Homecoming. Anyone interested in 
entering a float in the parade should 
talk to Hockaday before the 20th. 

This will be the second year for the 
Faculty Challenge, organized by 
Reference Librarian Jeff Chaffin. The 
Challenge consists of a faculty-student- 
alumni five mile run. Dr. Richard 
G illan placed first in the run last year. 
Anyone interested in entering the race, 
either individually or in a relay team, 
should contact Chaffin in the library. 

New to Homecoming is the Alumni 
Chapter yardsale. It will begin at 10:30 
on the quad in front of Bill Smith, 
directly across from the Alumni House. 

•Continued from page 1* 

Money from the sale will go toward the 
Alumni Scholarship Fund. 

The Washington College Crew Team 
will row against the Naval Academy at 
noon on Saturday. The Shoreman Soc- 
cer Team will play the Blue Jays of 
Johns Hopkins at 1:30 with sky-divers 
to begin the game. Half-time entertain- 
ment will be provided by the U.S. Army 
Percussion Drill Team. The Cross 
Country Team meets Lebanon Valley 
and Western Maryland at 2 pm. 

Two Varsity-Alumni sports events 
are scheduled — lacrosse at 10:45 in the 
upper field, and crew competion will 
follow at 2 : 15 at the boathouse. 

The Alumni-Faculty Cocktail Buffet 
will be held from 6 to 9 in Hynson 
Lounge featuring the Rich DeProspo 
Trio The SGA closes the weekend with 
an all-campus dance, beginning at 9, 
featuring Koffee Bean, a Baltimore- 
based top-forty band. 

Jay Vogel, Director of Alumni Af- 
fairs, stresses the importance of stu- 
dent participation. "The success of 
Homecoming has always been depen- 
dent on student involvement." He said, 
"the focus is oruthe present students, 
while encouraging Alumni, especially 
the recent graduates, to come back." 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Friday, October 12, 1OT9-Page 3 

Adventurer John Goddard 
to speak October 22 


Monday, October 22 is a bad night for 
a lecture. Most of Washington College 
will be unpacking or out to dinner; 
some will probably still be at home, and 
at least two will be in the Bahamas. But 
there is a reason to be here that night, 
especially if you've ever seen a certain 
poster which reads "Life is either a dar- 
ing adventure. ..or nothing", and had 
any reaction to it at all. John Goddard, 
the first man to explore the entire 
length of the Nile River by Kayak, will 
present a film of that expedition at 8 
p.m., and will conduct a question-and- 
answer session afterwards. And if life 
can indeed be reduced to the above 
equation, John Goddard seems to be a 
man who tries to embody it. 

His philosopy is reported to be: "To 
dare is to be... to fear is to fail." At age 
15 he set for himself 127 goals, among 
them "to ciimb Mt. Vesuvius," "to ex- 
plore the Congo River", "to write a 
book," and "to milk a poisonous 

snake." Since graduating from the 
University of Southern California, he 
has accomplished 106 of his goals, and 
in so doing has traveled more than one 
million miles, conducted 14 major ex- 
peditions, and studied 260 primitive 
tribes. In a Life magazine article he ex 
plains his obsession with travel and 
adventure. "When I was 15," he says, 
"all the advices I know seemed to com 
plain, 'Oh, if I'd only done this or that 
when I was younger.' They had let life 
slip by them. I was sure that if I plan- 
ned for it, I could have a life of excite- 
ment and fun and knowledge." 

"Kayaks Down The Nile" will be 
presented Monday, October 22, at 8 
p.m. in William Smith Auditorium. It is 
a 95-minute film, sponsored by the 
Washington College Lecture Series. 

Want to learn to light a match with a 
.22 rifle? John Goddard has done that 

Vandalism returns 
over weekend 


News Editor 

Several acts of vandalism last 
weekend resulted in damage to both 
school and private property. 

The first incident occurred Saturday 
night when, according to a Kent House 
RA, the Lance Company's vending 
machine on the first floor of that 
building was broken into. Two Kent 
residents identified the vandal as a stu- 
dent from the Worcester , dormatory 
and later that night the same student 
was seen with two others in that same 
area. The RA said that he heard the 
three talking, then heard one of them 
rip the inter-campus phone off of the 

Another Kent House RA saw the 
same student outside of Kent at about 
three a.m. He said that one of the van- 
dals said they were merely "re- arrang- 
ing" an outdoor stage, which lay on the 
ground in pieces. 

Another incident occurred Sunday 
night when a male guest of two Kent 
residents broke some bottles in a first- 
floor hallway and beat in a door with a 

On a larger scale, Associate Dean of 
Students Ed Maxcy said that he 
received reports of mailboxes that had 
been tampered with over the weekend. 
He said that one student found her mail 
opened and lying on the floor, and 
another student found an open envelope 
from home from which a check had ap- 

parently been stolen, Maxcy said that 
students whose mailboxes have no 
glass in the front have complained 
before about missing mail. The 
damaged boxes were to have been 
repaired this summer, but parts were 
not available. Central Services Direc- 
tor Thomas Shreck suggested to the 
Dean that new mailboxes be bought and 
placed at a location more convenient 
for Central Services, and where the 
boxes would stand less chance of being 
tampered with. Although the cost of the 
new boxes would be substantial, Maxcy 
said that the College "owes it to 
students to protect their mail." 

Maxcy also said that one reason for 
the mailbox vandalism this weekend 
might have been that there was a func- 
tion held in the Coffee House Saturday 
night. He has suggested that the SGA 
begin supervising events held there as 
well as those held in the cafeteria. 

The Dean says that the nine students 
are on disciplinary probation so far this 
year for vandalsim or drunkeness, and 
three students have been given official 
warnings. With the Student Judiciary 
Board currently being revised by the 
SGA. the Deans are acting in the 
Board's stead. Maxcy says that "the 
majority of the people we have seen 
have been freshman men— they do not 
seem to realize that their reason for be- 
ing here is academic." 

THE WASMN "Tf>M mi.t.E CE ELM-FrKtev. October U. 1»TO-P»ge 4 

Franklin and Marshall wins it 

Spikers shutout in WC Tournament 



The women's volleyball team did not 
tare well In last weekend's Washington 
College Invitational Volleyball Tourna- 
ment. The women were 0-4, but Coach 
Penny Fall was "not surprised at the 
outcome of the weekend, losing Tammy 
(Schauber), and not having much op- 
portunity to work together as a unit." 

So far this season, the women have 
lost both of their co-captalns: Sue Ben- 
nett to a lung ailment and Schauber to a 
leg Injury. That leaves current co- 
captains Mandy Scherer and Darlene 
Coleman with some big shoes to fill. 
Fall, however, does not seem flustered. 
"Darlene and Mandy, when they get ad- 
justed to their new roles as co-captalns, 
will help settle things down. I think that 
the upheaval will diminish and we can 
settle into an every-day pattern." 

The inconsistency Fall talked about 
showed at times last weekend. They 
opened against Gallaudet, which Fall 
called a "good team," The match went 
three games, (4-15, 15-4, 1-15). In the 
rubber game, the women never quite 

got rolling. This was perhaps their most 
inconsistent match of the Tournament. 

The next match, however, was their 
best. Against eventual Tourney-winner 
Franklin and Marshall, it lasted 1 hour, 
45 minutes. The first game was a WC 
win, 17-15. The F&M women swept the 
last two, 12-15 and 10-15. 

Saturday's matches were no more 
successful. The first game against 
Juniata College was close. WC was tied 
at 10 behind a couple of forceful spikes 
by Cheryl Loss and two nice blocks by 
Scherer. But they lost the next three 
points and eventually the game by a 
score of 11-15. The next game was not 
even close After rallying to a 6-4 lead, 
the spikers scored no more points, and 
lost the game 15-4, and the match. 

The next match, against Essex Com- 
munity College, went three games but 
resulted in another Shore loss. The first 
game saw the women pull ahead 8-0 on 
the services of Coleman, Julie Wheeler, 
Scherer. Loss added a couple of spikes, 
but Essex rallied and the game was tied 

Judicial reform, vandalism 
report discussed by SGA 


Last Monday's Student Government 
Association meeting, focused on the 
reports of the Judicial Reform Commit- 
tee, the Vandalism Report Committee, 
a proposal for a new computor, and a 
motion to renew intermural football 
this fall, 

The "first reforms the Judicial 
Reform Committee has decided on con- 
cern the jury," according to Tim Con- 
nor, co- chairman. The committee has 
decided on a board of eight to act as the 
jury, and each case should have five 
board members on it. 

The Committee to answer the Faculty 
Report on Vandalism, Violence and 
Theft, met and several decisions were 
made, according to Chairman David 
Fitzsimons. The committee suggested 

that "senators and RA's have to meet 
with students to get feed-back" on the 
report conditions. The committee is 
putting out an open letter to the faculty 
to come to the next meetings to be held 
before the next SGA meeting. "Once 
the committee has something concrete 
to say, they will comment on the Report 
in more detail." says Fitzsimons. 

The SGA voted to support the effort ol 
Professor William Schmolt to buy a 
new computor for the school. Acquiring 
the new computor could "possibly 
create four of five new courses" says 
SGA Treasurer Bob Hockaday. 

There was a proposal to start in- 
tramural football again this Fall. The 
SGA voted and decided to sponsor the 
games if insurance matters do not in- 


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Volume 51 Number 8 


Friday, November 2, 1979 


Board denies one faculty 
request, to study another 

"Exigency" clause retained, salary increases "studied" 



Parachutists were just part of last weekend's Homecoming festivities. See 
story on page 3. 

The Board of Visitors and Governors 
has denied one faculty request, for the 
formation of a joint committee to 
establish procedure should "financial 
exigency" arise, and sent another to 
committee, where an increase in facul- 
ty salaries will be studied. 

Both requests had been approved 
unanimously at the October faculty 
meeting and sent to the Board for con- 
sideration at its October 6th meeting. 

The request for the joint committee 
followed the Board's insertion in the 
faculty handbook of a clause that allows 
for the termination of tenured pro- 
fessors should "financial exigency" 
| arise. The second request called for a 
2 five percent "emergency supplement" 
C to faculty salaries in January, and a 
—. further twenty percent increase by next 
J year 

»» Roy Responds 

* Board Chairman Rob Roy responded 
to both issues in a letter to Faculty 
Secretary Amzie Parcell dated October 
10th. Writing that, "the faculty has 
been alarmed, we think unneccessarily, 

Calendar, exams shortened in proposals 

The Academic Council has sent to the 
faculty for consideration at its meeting 
Monday night proposals concerning the 
shortening of both the academic calen- 
dar and final examinations. 

Another proposal currently under 
consideration in the Council would 
allow students who do not attend the 
first class meeting of a course, or 
students who wish to enroll after the 
first meeting, to be admitted to the 
course only at the discretion of the pro- 
fessor. This proposal may go to the 
faculty at its December meeting. 
13-14 week semester 

The first of the proposals to be con- 
sidered at Monday's meeting states 
that, "The Academic Calendar shall 
consist of two semesters, each not less 
than thirteen nor more than fourteen 
weeks (exclusive of orientation periods, 
vacations, and final examinations)." 
Currently, each semester must be at 
least 14 weeks long. 

This first proposal would, according 
to Dean of the College Garry Clarke, 
"provide a certain amount of flexibili- 


ty" in his attempt to start the first 
semester after Labor Day. 

According to the calendar proposed 
by Clarke for first semester next year, 
freshmen would arrive on September 
4th, classes would begin on September 
8th and end on December 12th, and the 
last final would be on December 20th. 
The calendar eliminates the five day 
Fall Break, but provides for a "Fall 
weekend" October 24-26. It also 
eliminates one of the two advising days. 

If the faculty approves the proposal 
to shorten the semester, Clarke said 
that "in effect, they would be endorsing 
this new calendar." 

Clarke added that shortening the 
academic calendar, however, wouldn't 
solve all the problems with the first 
semester, because in 1981 Labor Day 
falls on September 7th. 

Two-hour finals 

The second proposal to be considered 
Monday at the faculty meeting states 
that "Final examinations are not more 
than two hours in duration." 

"I have personally found," said 

Clarke, "that I can find out enough 
about a student during a course so that I 
don't need a three-hour final, and I 
think a lot of faculty members feel this 

If the faculty approves this proposal, 
Clarke said he plans to request a 
reinstatement of the policy that allowed 
students with more than two exams in 
one day to request special examina- 
tions. Any decisions on such requests 
would then be up to the discretion of the 

Under consideration 

Still being considered in the Council is 
a proposal that would require students 
to attend the first class meeting in a 
course if they wish to remain enrolled 
in it. The professor would decide if a 
student could remain in the course after 
missing its first meeting. A second part 
of the same proposal would leave ad- 
mittance to students wishing to add a 
course during the two-week drop/add 
period up to the discretion of the pro- 

because no change in policy is in- 
tended," Roy outlined two reasons for 
the Board's denial of the request: 

1. Members of the Board are trustees 
of Washington College and by law have 
the responsibility for the College's 
welfare. We cannot delegate or share 
our proper responsibility with others. 

2. The Board believes that attempts 
to define "financial exigency" or to ex- 
plicate special procedures would be 
neither feasible nor wise. Just as in the 
past, primary consideration will be 
given to the rights of each individual 
with equity and good will as desiderata. 
Whenever possible, and unless doing so 
would Injure the rights of the in- 
dividual, there will be no communica- 
tion in advance of action but this should 
not be interpreted as a sharing of final 
responsibility, reposed by law in the 
Visitors and Governors and delegated 
by them to the Administration of the 

Salaries of "primary Importance" 
Turning to the salary Increase issue, 
Roy wrote that the faculty's request 
had not been acted upon because It 
called for "commitments which cannot 
be made without a careful study ..." 

"The Board realizes that Faculty and 
Staff salaries are of primary im- 
portance and has charged the Commit- 
tee on Budget and Finance with the task 
of making such a study," continued 
Roy. "You may assure your colleagues 
that the study will be made with em- 
Continued on page 2 

Halloween "battle" 
causes $200 damage 

What started as a traditional Hallo- 
ween "battle" between fraternities 
turned Into what many were calling 
"The War" by the end of Tuesday night. 
Three students were picked up and 
released by local police, another was 
taken to Kent-Queen Anne's Hospital 
after catching a piece of flying glass in 
his eye (he was not seriously injured), 
and an estimated $200 In damage was 
done to Middle Hail and LI (tie House. 

At a special RA meeting Wednesday 
afternoon, fraternity leaders agreed to 
organize a fund-raising cocktail party 
In Hynson Lounge next Friday after 
Registration to pay for the damages. 

Despite small numbers, blacks feel little pressure 


Assistant Editor 

Although black students comprise on- 
ly one percent of the student body, they 
say they have experienced little or no 
racial discrimination at Washington 

There are seven black students out of 
a total enrollment of 719 this semester. 
Of the seven, there are four freshmen, 
two transfers, and one senior. 

Although their reasons for choosing 
Washington College vary, most of the 

students say that academics was the 
major factor in their decision. 
Freshman Vance Morris, a Kent House 
resident and a Senator in the Student 
Government Association, said that the 
small percentage of black students here 
"didn't make any difference because I 
came here for an education. The main 
reason I chose it Is because it is a good 
Senior Nina Tocci said that she did 

not investigate the percentage of black 
students at the College before enrolling, 
because she "didn't want that to in- 
terfere with my education. The fact 
that it is all white wouldn't have deter- 
red me." 

Freshman Dave Blackwell said that 
he chose WC because he can combine 
academics and sports here. He wants to 
play basketball, but "go for the educa- 
tion first." Victor Davis, a freshman 

transfer, said, "I transferred for 
sports, I want to play soccer, and I 
heard it was good in lacrosse. " 

Other reasons mentioned for choos- 
ing Washington College included Its 
location, size, and cost. Freshman San- 
dra Danner said, "I wanted to come to a 
small college. It's a good distance from 

Continued on page 2 

THE WASHINGTON C OLLEGE ELM-Frid ay, Novemb er 2, l»7»Pag e 2 


Restoring respect 

"I can get into a little petty vandalism once in a while, but this 
hardcore stuff has got to stop." 

That statement, as laughable as it seemed when it was 
overheard in a serious conversation a few weeks ago, would have 
been almost welcome in the wake of Tuesday night's Halloween 
festivities. Eggs were thrown at RA's' a fire extinguisher was 
shot at a professor, and an estimated $200 in damage was done 
before the night was over. 

Even more damaging than the monetary costs is the cost to 
student self-image. RA's at the scene of the "battle" later 
reported that the situation was uncontrollable, and several said 
they feared physical harm. Students evidently are losing respect 
for each other, their faculty, and the administration. 

Fraternity leaders have taken one step toward repairing these 
losses. They've agreed to hold a cocktail party in Hynson Lounge 
next Friday for students and faculty to raise the funds for the 
damage done to Middle Hall and Little House. The next, and 
more difficult, step will be to prevent a repeat of Tuesday night. 

Editor In Chief Geoff Garlnther 

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News Editor Pete Turchi 

Sports Editor Rich Schatzman 

Fine Arts Editor Nick Nappo 

Photography Editor Jim Graham 

Business Manager/Copy Editor Charlie Wartleld 

Faculty Advisor Rich DeProspo 

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Board of Censors requests 
list of College's films 

The Department of Licensing and 
Regulation of the Maryland Board of 
Censors has requested that Washington 
College submit a list of all films to be 
shown on campus. 

Dean of the College Garry Clarke, 
who received the form letter that was 
sent to all colleges and universities in 
Maryland, said of the request that "I 
tend to think that our instructional pro- 
gram is none of their business. The film 
series here is given in conjunction with 
tDr. Marty Kabat'si film class." 
Clarke went on to say that he has 
discussed the matter with a Dean at 
Western Maryland who has looked into 
the matter further. 

The Board of Censors has said that 
the request does not apply to schools 
where no admission for the film is 
charged, and if the films are shown at 
no profit, as they arc here, then the 
school may simply request an exemp- 

News Editor 

tion form 

Letters to the Editor 

Vandalism attracts student concern 

I do not pretend to know in exact 
terms the extent of the vandalous acts 
committed recently on campus. But 
certainly I have heard and heard about 
quite a lot. 

Monday night past some people 
thought it appropriate to drive a car in 
front of Reid and tear a door down. (At 
least that is the explanation I got of the 
loud noise that only sounded like five 
trash cans being run over.) Also, on the 
same night, someone stole 2 bottles of 
champagne out of a refrigerator in the 

College raises $1 million 
for second year in a row 

College fund-raising efforts for the 
1978-79 fiscal year brought in more than 
Si million for the second consecutive 
year, according to Vice-President for 
Development George Hayward's report 


year, Hayward reported that when ex- 
cluding bequests, the total is up by five 
percent over last year. 

Gifts from alumni rose 72 percent, 
from $79,000 to $142,000. "We've tried to 

Spanish House kitchen. 

No matter how big or small a violent 
or suspicious act may be, I ask all 
reasonable-minded students to report 
anything you witness along these lines 
and, most importantly, not to turn your 
heads when you hear something going 
on that may seem destructive or van- 
dalous. I know that most of you would 
prefer not to see these things hap- 
pen-well, it won't get better by itself. 

Mark Chapman, Senior 

Chaffin's Thanks 

I would like to publicly express my 
great appreciation to the Alumni 
Association, the Coffee House, the Col- 
lege Bookstore, Miller Library, Student 
Affairs, and the Student Government 
Association for their generous support 

of the Faculty Challenge 5 Mile Run. 
Most of all, I would like to thank those 
people who ran and helped in this year's 



Continued from page l < 

The representitive from 
Western Maryland found out. however, 
that the Board would not send the 
necessary exemption forms until the 
list of films was submitted, 

Clarke said that he's sure the Board 
of Censors "has the legal right to ask us 
for the list," but he doens't "think it's 
any of their business," He said that 
there is one film in the series which 
may have attracted the attention of the 
Board, "but since that Misty Beethoven 
business is over I don't think we'd have 
anything to worry about anyway." 

Clarke's official action to date has 
been to ignore the request, and he said 
that he has heard not- more from the 
Department of Licensing and Regula- 
tion, "Every year they talk about get- 
ting rid of the Board of Censors, but 
they never do." he said. "It's just some 
silly remnant of Victorian Maryland 
that they're trying to force on us," 

phasis upon means rather than im- 
pediments ..." 

Faculty reaction 

Reaction among faculty members to 
the Board's response seemed negative 
concerning the refusal of the proposed 
joint committee, but hopeful about the 
possibility of a salary increase. AAUP 
chapter President Michael Bailey said, 
"The letter indicates that they unders- 
tand the faculty's financial problem, or 
at least have some sympathy for It." 

But Bailey said the Board seemed to 
misunderstand the faculty's request for 
the joint committee. "The letter in- 
dicates that the Board thought the most 
important thing was the matter of pro- 
cedure— of who would ultimately 
decide "financial exigency." It seems 
to me the faculty was more concerned 
for some kind of consultation on (what 
would happen after that decision. > 
National AAUP responds 

Bailey sent a copy of the Board's 
response to the national AAUP. He is 
still examining their detailed reply, but 
said that "one of the things that 
emerges out of the reading is that 
something ought to be set up ahead of 

"I think it would be in the interest of 
the College to set up procedures now, 

while there isn't a problem— the same 
way you put a roof on your house on a 
sunny day instead of waiting until it 

In the Board's interest 

A set of procedures governing con- 
tractual and curricular changes in the 
event of financial exigency would ac- 
tually work to the Board's favor, ac- 
cording to History Department Chair- 
man Nate Smith, a former faculty 
representative to the Board, 

"What we're preparing is really in 
the Board's interest, as well as the 
faculty's," said Smith. "What we offer 
them is a way to work out rules that, in 
effect, would bind the faculty no less 
than the administration, 

"(But) they don't want to get into 
that. They want to rely on 
honorableness and trustworthiness, but 
honor and trust don't provide the 
assurances we need. Nobody that deals 
with labor relations would accept that 
— it's like a sword hanging over your 

"What they're saying to us in that let- 
ter is that you've got to trust us with 
total discretion in the area of destroy- 
ing tenured contracts," continued 
Smith. "The fact is that that's not the 
way business is done." 


Continued from page 1 1 

Most of the students said thy have not 
encountered racial prejudice or 
discrimination at the College. Tocci, 
who has attended WC since her 
freshman year in l97(T-77, said, "If some 
students have prejudices against 
blacks, they haven't made it evident to 
me, 1 haven't seen any outward signs." 
In addition, she said, "Professors don't 
like some students anyway, so if they 
don't like me, I don't think it's because 
I'm black." 

Although Danner attended a nig 
school with a majority of black 
students, she said it was not difficult to 
adjust to WC. "It doesn't bother me, 
People are people. I think I have as 
many friends here as the white 

Vincent Hynson, a resident of 
Chestertown, transferred from Valley 
Forge Christian College in Penn- 
sylvania where he said there are about 
12 blacks out of 500 students. He said the 
major difference for him between 
Valley Forge and Washington College Is 
that "At Valley Forge, everybody knew 
everybody. Not living on campus here, 
I don't expect to know everybody." He 
added, "I find the professors here very 
helnful I renllv rfn (hint it hp« 

get along with justabout anybody." 

Blackwell. however, said "there has 
been some name-calling and stuff but it 
really hasn't bothered me." 

In addition, Davis described the "In- 
visible stare," when "people not used to 
going to school with blacks look right 
past them and ignore them." 'He also 
said, "The kids I've met treat me fair- 
ly, I'm enjoying myself." 

No statistics available 
The total of six black freshmen and 
transfers is an increase over the 
number of black students accepted at 
Washington College in recent years. 
Director of Admissions Mickey DiMag- 
gio said, however, that there are no 
statistics available. "We don't know 
how many black applications we get 
each year because we don't break it 
down into a minority thing. The year- 
end summaries of trends don't keep 
records of this, " he said. 

The Admissions Staff, therefore, does 
not know whether more blacks applied 
to the College or If a higher percentage 
was accepted than In recent years. 

"We don't know why it has increased. 
We haven't recruited anymore," 

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Homecoming features 
variety of events 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Frtday, November a, 1079-page 3 


Four men falling from the sky, the 
Three Mile Island Band, Mohammed 
All on the soccer field, and "the 
greatest living Philosopher" made for a 
memorable 1979 Washington College 

The festivities began early Saturday 
morning with the faculty challenge 5- 
mile run opening the parade. Professor 
Sean O'Connor led the race. Reference 
Librarian Jeff Chaffin placed second 
and Kenny Merz came in third, Approx- 
imately fifty people participated in the 
race, which included four relay teams -- 
the Library, Talbot, Alpha Chi Omegas, 
and the Education Department. 

Following the runners were a variety 
of fire engines and town sponsored 
groups. But the floats were the 
highlight of the parade. The Sigs won 
first place with the Three Mile Island 
Band playing their rendition of "Glow, 
little glowworm, fire, fire." Second 

place went to the Red Hots with their 
Three Mile Island float, and third place 
wnet to the Alpha Chi Omegas with a 
farm-themed float featuring a cow. 

The soccer team defeated Johns 
Hopkins 1-0, while the cross country 
team lost to Lebanon Valley and 
Western Maryland. The Alumni 
Lacrosse team beat WC, 14-13. The 
Crew team finished a half-boat length 
in front of the alumni team. 
" Sir A.J. Ayer spoke to a packed au- 
dience in William Smith Hall to end a 
series of philosophical discussions at- 
tended by members of the Fullerton 
Club of Philadelphia and the 
Washington Philosophy Club. 

The Rich DeProspo Trio performed 
at the Alumni-Faculty Buffet, which 
was followed by the Homecoming 
Dance. Koffeebean played to a large 
number of students and alumni. 

Howard Hecht and Professor Timothy Maloney In rehearsal for "Tartuf fe.' 

Tartuffe opens tonight in Tawes 

Club allocations discussed 
at SGA meeting 



At Monday's Student Government 
Association meeting, Chairman of the 
Organizations Committee Bob Hocka- 
day reported on club allocations. Only 
about half the clubs were covered and 
the committee will meet again to finish 
the remaining allocations. 

-The French Club requested $100. "The 
money will be used for a French Film 
and field trips, primarily" said Hoeka- 
day. The main expense would be S5U 
for the film so the committee voted to 
give the French Club $50 for the year 
and the additional $50 ,if they get the 

The Caving club requested $148.31. 
"The clubs major expense is gasoline 
because the best caves are some 3UU 

miles away. 600 miles round trip" said 
Hockaday. Some of the club members 
help with other expenses so the Com- 
mittee voted to give the club the full re- 

The Philosphy Society Constitution 
requested $50 each semester to cover 
speaker fees and office expenses. The 
Committee voted to give them "$25 for 
the remainder of the first semester and 
$50 for the- second semester" said 

The King Crab will receive the $150 
they requested for printing costs. 

The Table Tennis Club requested $60. 
They need the money for new nets in 
Queen Anne's tables, balls and prizes 
for the Fall semester Table Tennis 

Tartuffe, by Mollere, will be the 
Drama Department production this 
Fall. A French classical comedy, the 
play centers on the antics of the title 
character who, as the French transla- 
tion of his name suggests, personifies 
the hypocrite. Tartuffee manages to get 
himself into the good graces of the will- 
to-do Monsieur Orgon, who bestows 
upon Tartuffee gifts of food, clothing 
and maney money. He also promises 
his daughter in marriage. For many 
personal reasons, M. Orgon refuses to 
acknowledge Tartuffe's true nature un- 
til it Is finally revealed by the other 
members of the household, who have 

Freshmen class officers 

Results of Tuesday's freshman class 
elections : 

President — Pete Collins 

Vice-President — CeCe Grady 

Treasurer— Jeff Alderson 

Secretary — Missle Dlx 

been aware of it all along. The problem 
of hypocrisy with its political, social 
and religious Implications is exposed, 

Drama Department Chairman 
Timothy Maloney chose Tartuffe 
because of its "good style of those stu- 
dying actively in the department to 
work in," Maloney said. "Anything out 
of the realistic or naturalistic style Is a 
tyllstlc challenge," The production will 
utilize the full stage but, as Is usual for 
the Department's shows, the audience 
will be reduced to half of the 
auditorium, so that, according to 
Maloney, "It doesn't look so barren," 

Maloney, who last performed on the 
Washington College stage three years 
ago, will Join the cast as Monsieur 
Orgon. Tartuffee will be played by Ted 
Legates. Five actors In the eleven- 
member cast have never before acted 
at Washington, Tartuffe, the first of 
three scheduled productions for the 
department this year, will run from 
November 2 through the 4. 

Pvt. Wars, Lone Star: a pair of winners 

After about the first ten minutes of a 
play, it is usually obvious to the au- 
dience, the actors, and the director how 
well the show is going to go over. The 
audience at Center Stage last week wat- 
ching Pvt. Wars and Lone Star by 
James McLure knew they were wat- 
ching the winners. 

Pvt. Wars immediately calls to mind 
the movie M 'A*S*H. The first of the 
two one-act plays takes place on the 
outdoor terrace of a veterans hospital 
in 1973. While the play is funny in the 
way a very good television show or 
movie is funny, it is also deeper than 
that; it is a play that successfully deals 
with important subjects without taking 
itself too seriously. 

Gately ( Jamey Sheridan) seems to be 
the most emotionally stable of the three 
veterans, and he acts as a sounding 
board for Silvio (Vaslli Bogazianos) 
and Natwick (Daniel Ziskie) for a good 
part of the play. It starts on a comic 
note and only later, after we have seen 
Silvio flash the nurses do we hear that 
he has had his genitals blown off by 
shrapnel; only after we have seen Nat- 
wick (reminiscent of Winchester on the 
TV series "JVTA'S'H") as childish do 
we witness him admitting that he Is an 


News Editor 
no deeper meaning. Although the com- 
edy In the plays is not very original for 
the most part, it moves well enough to 
make the weaker jokes acceptable. 

Lone Star is very much the same kind 
ofplayasPvr. Wars but it focuses much 
more on two of its characters, brothers 
Roy (John Goodman) and Ray (Steve 
Rankin). Sitting behind Angel's Bar, 
Roy reminisces about his escapades 
before the Vietnam War, drinking, his 
1959 pink Thunderbird convertible and 
Cletis (Billy Padgett), 

This latter play echoes many things 
from the first; the same three 
characters are evident, though the 
names have been changed; one short 
scene is repeated almost identically; 
and both plays have a motto of sorts, 
Both of the mottos are time-worned ex- 
pressions: "I don't want to talk about 
It," In the first play, and "Things just 
aren't the same anymore," in Lone 

The plays are similar in two other 
ways; they are both very crude and ex- 
tremely funny. McLure's dialogue is 
quite explicit, but he uses the language 
as a fundamental part of character and 
few people In the audience seem of- 
fended by it, 

McLure's two one-acts were staged 
for the first time at the Actors Theatre 

ble that the playwright could want any 
better response than the plays are cur- 
rently receiving, 

If for no other reason, it Is worth the 
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from the spare tires lying in a pile to the 
old car seat, from the faded posters 

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directed by Center Stage Artistic Direc- 
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On October 4th the Shoremen beat 
Mary Washington 3-1 in Fredrickburg. 
They returned home on Saturday, Oc- 
tober 6th to dominate Albright 2-0, and 
then headed back on the road to beat 
Washington Bible in the rain, 3-1. The 
only loss was at Haverford where the 
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quickly bounced back to beat Wldener 
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of an enthusiastic homecoming crowd. 
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this year's gome was no exception. 

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ing ball-control soccer, the Shoremen 
soon began to dominate the game, con- 
trolling play in the Hopkin's end of 
thefield for most of the first half. With 
9:05 remaining in the first period, Mark 
Mullican put the Shoremen ahead when 
he cut across the right hand corner of 
the penalty area and drilled a shot into 
the upper right corner of the goal. 

The second half was much like the 
first.The Shoremen were unable to 
capitalize on several good scoring op- 
portunities. As the minutes ticked off, 
the Bluejays started to pressure the 
Washington goal, but a determined 
defense held the visitors scoreless to 
preserve the win. 

After their victory against Hopkins 
Saturday, the Shoremen had to play Ur- 
sinus the following Monday in a re- 
scheduled game. Ursinus is considered 
the most improved team in the Con- 

The Shoremen came out strong in the 
first half, moving the ball around a con- 
fused Ursinus defense. Much of the 
Washington offense started on the left 

Rebuilding year looms 
for cagers as era ends 


Sports Editor 

October 15th not only marked the 
beginning of a new basketball season 
for Washington College, but also a new 
era. Doug Byrne and four-year captain 
Joe Wilson, both 1,000 pt. scorers, have 
been lost through graduation. With the 
added departure of Steve Dlckerson 
because of graduation and the transfer 
of freshman Gus Stratakis, head coach 


Tom Finnegan and assistant Steve 
Siegrest were left with just five players. 
It would be very safe to say that this 
year is definitely a rebuilding year. 

Joining the five returning players — 
Joe Moye, Harry McEnroe, Rich 
Schatzman, Craig Langwost, and Rich 
Dwyer— are ten freshman and one 
transfer sophomore. They are Buddy 
Lister, Stanley Smith, Bill Graham, 
Carl Fornoff, Cecil Sapp, Victor 
Riemer, Chris Glavaiss, David 
Blackwell, Bryan Hall, Paul Hynson, 
and Jim Corey. 

With all these new faces, and because 
of the youth on the team, it makes it 
practically impossible to predict how 
much seccess the Shoremen will have 
this year. Most people feel that the loss 
of Byrne and Wilson well severely 
weaken the team, but this doesn't 

necessairly have to be true. Each year, 
the team concept of basketball becomes 
more and more important. In past 
years at WC the team has been based 
around one or two key players! while 
this year will be much different. After 
three weeks of practice, the only man 
that has a solid starting position is 
6940 forward Joe Moye. This leaves 
four positions open for fifteen players. 
Because of this uncertainty, everyone 
is forced to work hard every day. All 
the practices have been much more in- 
tense thatin past years and this will 
help make the men who do play that 
much better. R also gives Finnegan 
something he hasn't had in 
years— depth. Injuries and the loss of 
players will not hurt this year's team 
nearly as much as past clubs. 

But the fact remains that it is up to 
the new people to make or break this 
season. They must make the "adjust- 
ment to the physical game that is 
played in college. They must also learn 
to keep their poise and composure in 
tough situations that are posed by 
crowds and officials on the road. For 
these reasons, this year will be a very 
interesting one. Being very close to the 
situation, it is my opinion that the 
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side as the sagging Ursinus defense 
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to operate. With Hamill moving the ball 
downfield, the offense moved into full 
gear. The first Shoremen goal came at 
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Mullican in front of the goal and he 
chipped the ball past the Ursinus 

Kenny Maher made it 2-0 in the begin- 
ning of the second half when he beat the 
Ursinus goalkeeper and pushed the ball 
in the goal from twelve yards out. Ur- 
sinus came back twelve minutes later 
to close within 2-1 but the Shoremen 
kept pressure on the visitors and the 
game ended at2-l. The victory left 
Washington with a 3-2 conference 
record and 10-2-1 in regular season. 

The Shoremen close our their regular 
season against Western Maryland this 
Saturday on Kibler Field at 1:30. By 
beating Hopkins, Washington qualified 
for the state division II and III cham- 
pionship. On November 10th they will 
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Salisbury St. game, and if they win 
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Drama Department's 
Tartuffe was, well, fun 


News Editor 

I knew last week that I would be away 
for the weekend and that I would only 
be able to see the College's Drama 
Department's production of Tartuffee 
once, so Sunday afternoon 1 talked to 
some people to see how it had gone the 
first two nights. 

Great," the guy who lives next-door 
to me said. "You'll love it. It's a lot of 
fun." At dinner I talked to someone 
much less enthusiastic who said. 
They're young. They did the best they 
could with what they had. It was fun, 
though." And there it was. Every one of 
the seven or eight people I asked about 
the play said it was fun. 

Moliere's comedy is about the title 
character, who has pulled the prover- 
bial wool over the eyes of M. Orgon, a 
wellto-do Frenchman. The action con- 
cerns the efforts of the other characters 
toward getting M. Orgon to realize that 
he has been duped. 

One of the most interesting aspects of 
the production was that it was Richard 
Wilbur's translation, written entirely in 
rhyme. There is the obvious problem, 
that if the actors do not control the 
rhyme it will bounce away with the 
whole show, but Director Timothy B. 
Maloney seemed to have broken his ac- 
tors of the rhyming habit quite early. 

The second most interesting aspect of 
the production was thatMaloney 
assumed one of the leads, M. Orgon. 
While his performance easily led the 
sfrow, with the very slight exception 
that he stood out physically from the 
rest of the actors, at no time did it seem 
as if the audience was watching a 
veteran theatre person surrounded by 
struggling amateurs. 

This was possible for many reasons, 
not the least of which was the fact that 
M. Orgon is probably the most subm- 
ssive character in the play. Mandy 
Fansler, as Mme. Pernelle, was the 
first person who had to control the ac- 
tion as she talked continusouly at an 
J assemblage of various relatives and 
j their servants. Fansler easily turned in 
jher best performance on the 
j Washington stage to date and paved the 


way for Sally McKenzie as Dorine. 

The character of Dorine is that of a 
classic bossy, talkative lady's-maid 
McKenzie was bossy and talkative and, 
most importantly, she kept the play 
moving. She stomped across the stage 
at double-time and manipulated the 
other characters with a voice that 
defies simple description. 

Ted Legates, as the title character, 
was very convincing as the man 
everyone loved to hate. He gave the 
play a touch of reserve and calm which 
distinguished him clearly from the rest 
of the characters. 

Several other players deserve men- 
tion here, one of whom is Beth Church. 
Church, as Orgon's wife, was in only 
her second part atWashington, but she 
seemed much more comfortable on 
stage than she did last year. She, along 
with McKenzie and Howard Hecht, who 
played Orgon's brother, was one of the 
people who asserted themselves and 
helped greatly to integrate Maloney in- 
to the cast. Six newcomers to the Col- 
lege's stage were in the play. Two of the 
most notable were Hecht and John 
Williams, as Orgon's son. 

Hecht helped to make 
Maloney's presence more natural 
dramatically as well as physically 
Williams had only a small role, but pro- 
mises to be quite capable in larger 
parts. Beth Miller, who played Orgon's 
daughter, also showed great potential. 

The costumes, especially those of 
Maloney, who looked like General Lee 
at Appomattox, Legates, who, in jet- 
black, looked like Rasputin, and Nick 
Nappo, who played a bailiff and wore a 
hat stolen from Deputy Dawg, were by 
far the most interesting visual aspect of 
the play. The set, designed by William 
Segal, was rather simple, open, and 

. From the reactions of the people at 
Sunday performance it would seem that 
the Drama Department's production 
was successful in entertaining people, 
making them laugh, and even in mak- 
ing Moliere's Tartuffe ... fun. 

| Shorter semester next year 

Faculty approves change of 
calendar, but not of exams 



The faculty Monday night voted in 
favor of a proposal to shorten the 
academic calendar, but rejected a pro- 
posal that would have cut the length of 
final examinations from three hours to 

The calendar change proposal 
stated: "The Academic Calendar shall 
consist of two semesters, each not less 
than thirteen nor more than fourteen 
weeks (exclusive of orientation periods, 
vacations, and final examinations)." 
The policy as it stands stipulates that 
the semester be at least 14 weeks long. 

Dean of the College Garry Clarke, 
who presented the proposal from the 
Academic Council to the faculty, said it 
would "provide a certain amount of 
flexibility," in starting next year's first 
semester after Labor Day. Clarke said 
before the meeting that if the faculty 
approved the proposal, in effect, they 
would be endorsing this new calendar." 
Passed by voice vote 

The proposal passed by a close voice 
vote, but not before some discussion 
against it. 

"I think that's something we ought to 
give up very reluctantly," said History 
Department Chairman Nate Smith of 
the 14week semester. 

"I think that the 14-week term isn't an 
excessive academic term," continued 
Smith, "and I'd hate to see It 
diminished without a very good reason. 

"We oughtn't to give that up without 
very great benefits to reap from it," he 

Passage of the proposal means that 
the first semester next year almost cer- 
tainly will begin after Labor Day, with 
classes starting on September 8th. 
Two-hour finals rejected 

The second proposal presented by 
Clarke stated: "Final examinations are 
not more than two hours in duration." 
Finals have been three hours long since 
the 1977-78 academic year. 

Math Department Chairman Richard 
Brown was the first to speak against 
this proposal, saying that "It Is always 
possible to give a two-hour exam in a 
three-hour period, but not to give a 
three-hour exam in a two-hour period." 

Associate Professor of Mathematics 
Albert Briggs was also opposed to 
reducing the length of finals, saying 
"Some people regard the final exam as 
the crowning achievement of a very 
considerable academic effort." 

The proposal was rejected by a 
nearly-unanimous voice vote. 

Mini-courses, faculty lecture 
series discussed in SAB 


The Student Academic Board 
discussed non-credit minicourses, a 
faculty lecture series, and the need for 
more upper-level computer science 
courses at their November 6th meeting. 

The mini-courses will be on subjects 
of interest that are unavailable In nor- 
mal departmental classes. Some pro- 
posed topics include Photography, 
Bartending, Bike Maintennance, the 
History of Kent County, and the Writing 
of Resumes. Students, faculty mem- 
bers, and Chestertwon residents will be 
recruited to teach the courses. The 
minimal funding necessary for the 
mini-courses will be requested from the 
Student Government Association. Ten- 
tatively, the mini-courses will be held 
next semester. 

Each SAB representative is to ap- 
proach their individual departmental 
professors to develop a series of faculty 
lectures. The lectures are intended to 
give faculty a chance to speak on topics 
of special interest in which they are in- 
volved. The program is designed to give 
professors and students a medium in 
whioh to know each other better while 
learning in an informal atmosphere. 
Paul Drinks, the president of the SAB, 
says of the programs, "We're hoping to 
expose students to new areas of interest 

and broaden their scope of ex- 

Both the mini-courses and faculty lec- 
tures are intended to fill a perceived 
gap in student life here. 

Jake Parr, the SAB representative 
from the Math Department, called at- 
tention to the need for more upper-level 
computer science courses, the need for 
a new computer and an additional pro- 
fessor to expand the department. He 
said, "We're in the computer age" and 
pointed out that many students In other 
desoiplines are Interested in attaining 
proficiency in operating computers to 
augment their education. 


Meeting every 
Monday at 7 p.m. 
in our office in the 
basement of Hod- 

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Changing the calendar, 
but not final exams 

The faculty this week made two decisions that directly affect 
students- they approved Dean Garry Clarke's proposal to 
change the calendar, and then rejected a proposal to reduce final 
exams from three hours to two. What does all this mean for us? 

The calendar change means upperclassmen next year pro- 
bably will be returning to school on September 7th instead of 
August 24th. It also means losing two days of the three-day Fall 
Break (henceforth known as "Fall Weekend" ) and one of two ad- 

^AlsoSe-at least next year, according to Clarke- are four 
days of classes. Economics majors will recognize this as another 
case of getting less for our money. Optomists on the other hand, 
will think back to the sweltering days of August and give thanks. 
Concerning the preservation of three-hour finals, however, stu- 
dent reaction may be less ambiguous. Despite the negative tone 
of the .discussion about it at the faculty meeting, from our 
perspective there are some good things to be said for shorter ex- 

am -Most exams now take two hours or less, and students often 
feel that professors who give longer ones do so only to till their 
three-hour time slot. " T . 

-Many students feel that finals are over-emphasized. If ex- 
ams were shortened, the importance of the rest of the semester 
might increase, and perhaps the temptation among students to 
try to make up for a semester of relaxation by pulling one long 
"all-nighter" during finals week would diminish. 

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Aspen Institute speaker to 
address education Tuesday 

Letters to the Editor 

Setting the record straight 

This statement has been prepared by 
the Inter Fraternity Council and is 
meant to address last weeks Elm arti- 
cle concerning remedies to October 30. 

The group feels the article, based on 
proposals at the time, was a misrepre- 
sentation of fraternity sentiment. The 
article came out too early for total 
fraternity agreement on this issue. To 
clear up all misunderstandings, two 
representatives from each group met 
on Monday and Tuesday of this week to 
discuss the events of that night and 
subsequent actions. What began as a 
traditional competition between the 
fraternities was perceived by a non- 
fraternal group as an excuse to 
escallate the activity into a far more 
serious episode. Our major concern 
was the immediate and unjustified 
identification of the fraternities as the 

parties directly responsible for the en- 
tire incident. In fact, when the situation 
began to get out of hand, fraternity 
members themselves initiated suc- 
cessful efforts to disperse the crowd, 
thereby preventing an incident as un- 
fortunate as the prevailing misconcep- 

In furtherance of this leadership 
demonstrated by the fraternities during 
Halloween night, the IFC has agreed to 
accept financial obligations for the inci- 
dent. This in no way is an admission of 
guilt or sole responsibility. It is a 
recognition of our role as leaders on the 
campus. We feel this (action) best 
serves the interest of all parties con- 

The IFC welcomes discussion concer- 
ning this statement by any members of 
the college community. 

WC News Bureau 

Dr. Francis Keppel, Director of the 
Education Program at the Aspen In- 
stitute for Humanistic Studies at Wye 
Plantation, will give a talk entitled 
"Education for a Changing Society" on 
Tuesday, Novenber 13 at 7:30 p.m. The 
event, sponsored by the Lecture Series 
of Washington College, will be held in 
Hynson Lounge in Hodson Hall on the 

college campus. The public is invited to 

Dr. Keppel. a graduate of Harvard 
and Hamline Universities, is a former 
United States Commissioner of Educa- 
tion. He served in that capacity from 
1962-1965 when he became Assistant 
Secretarv for Secondary Education of 
the Department of Health, Education 

and Welfare. From 1966 to 1974 he was 
chairman of the board of General Lear- 
ning Corporation, New York City before 
joining Aspen Institute. 

He served as dean of faculty in the 
department of education at Harvard 
from 1948-1962 and a member of the 
board of overseers of Harvard from 1967 
to 1973. He is a trustee of the Carnegie 
Corporation and the Lincoln Center for 
Performing Arts. 

Dr. Keppel's lecture is one in a series 
sponsored by Aspen Institute which will 
bring scholars world-reknown in 
science, health, education, agriculture, 
the environment and other fields to 
Eastern Shore college campuses and 
the Instutute's Conference Center at 
Wye Plantation, Wheenstown, over the 
next several months. George W. 
Aldridge, manager of Aspen's Wye 
Plantation Center, has said the pro- 
gram is designed to make Aspen In- 
stitute "an important Eastern Shore 

All of the speakers are Aspen 
Fellows, Aldridge said, reflecting the 
Institute's "continuing effort to help 
shape a world in which there is individ- 
ual freedom, creativity and fulfillment 
as well as institutions dedicated to 
social justice, fairness and efficiency." 

Tom Kohlerman 

Frank Felice 

Duane Marshall 

Geoff Rogers 

Tim Connor 

Jim Bradley 

David Fitzsimmons 

Jay Young 

•SGA Commentary- 

Faculty salaries:"an outrage 
and an embarrasement" 

At its October 26th meeting the 
Senate of the S.G.A. passed a resolution 
by unanimous consent to "support the 
faculty in their efforts to obtain a pay 


SGA President 

The issue of faculty salaries is one 
that is of prime importance to all of us. 
A college cannot hope to attract or 
maintain a staff of quality educators if 
it is not willing to pay them. The recent 
figures released by the Washington Col- 
lege Chapter of the Association of 

American University Professors reveal 
that the salary for full professors at 
Washington College ranks 27th out of 29 
colleges reporting in the state of 
Maryland, 32nd out of 36 for Associate 
Professors and 34 out of 37 for Assistant 
Professors. For an institution like 
Washington College, this is an outrage 
and an embarrassment. How can a pro- 
fessor be expected to maintain an en- 
thusiastic attitude about his profession 
when his very liveliehood is insecure? 

The S.G.A.,on behalf of the students 
of Washington College, strongly en- 
dorses and supports the facultys' ef- 
forts to obtain a pay increase, and 
pledges its assistance to their cause. 

Roett to speak Wednesday 

WC News Bureau 

Dr. Riordan Roett, director of Latin 
American Studies at the School of Ad- 
vanced International Studies at Johns 
Hopkins University.will speak of "The 
Future of Brazil" on Wednesday, Nove- 
mber 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the William 
Smith Auditorium oh the Washington 
College campus. The talk is sponsored 
by the Lecture Series and the public is 
cordially invited to attend. 

Dr. Roett is the author of numerous 
articles and books on Latin America 
and has served as a consultant to both 
the governments of Brazil and the 
United States, as well as private firms. 
He served as president of the Latin 
American Studies Association in 1978. 

The revised edition of his book Brazil: 
Politics in a Patrimonial Society has 
been acclaimed as the most incisive 
study of the performance of Brazil's in- 
cumbent military regime in recent 

Professor Roett is expected to ad- 
dress the question of the growing im- 
portance of Brazil— the fifth largest na- 
tion in the world— both in its relations 
with other countries in Latin America, 
where it is frequently viewed by its 
neighbors as "The Colossus of the 
South," and in its potential rivalry with 
the United States for leadership within 
the Western Hemisphere during the 
next 50 years. 

Elizabethan Consort here Thursday 

The Elizabethan Broken Consort, an 
ensemble that originated with the Bal- 
timore early-music group Pro Musica 
Rara, will perform for the Washington 
College Concert Series on Thursday, 
November 15 at 8:3U p.m. in Gibson 
Fine Arts Center. The public is invited. 

The Consort performs Elizabethan 
and Jacobean English music on copies 
of period instruments and specializes in 
the repertoire for "broken consort" 
from which it takes its name. This 

music, the most sophisticated of its 
time, was the earliest to have been 
composed for instruments of different 

Members of the ensemble are Mary 
Anne Ballard, treble viol and bass viol; 
Daniel Winheld, bass viol; Mindy 
Rosenfeld, flute; Constance Vidor, ban- 
dora tenor viol ; Ronn McFarlane, cit- 
tern, lute; Roger Harmon (director), 
lute; and Peggy Lacey Craig, harp- 

WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Frid»y, November ». 1979-Page a 

New York Times Book Review editor reads 

T/je Wew York Times Book Review is 
probably one of the most prestigious 
literary journals in this country. It 
came as a surprise then, that when 
editor of the Review, Harvey Shapiro, 
spoke here last night, he spoke as a 

At the reading sponsored by the 
Sophie Kerr committee, Shapiro read 
poems from three of his six books, as 
well as several uncollected works. 
While many of the poems were rather 
short, he also read two longer pieces, 
one about his trip to Jerusalem this past 
summer, and one about summer in 

Shapiro went to Yale, where he edited 
the Yale Literary Magazine and the 
Yale Poetry Review before the war. 
After serving in the Air Force he went 
to Columbia University, then pursued a 
teaching career. 

At an upperclass creative writing 
seminar which he sat in on yesterday 

afternoon, Shapiro said that it had been BookBook Review. 

about seven years since he had last 
been in any type of studeni workshop. 
In a later interview he added that his 
teaching experience helped him learn 
some of the basic skills of editing. He 
taught at Cornell University and edited 
sEpoch, a literary magazine, while he 
was there. 

Shapiro first got his work published in 
the 1940's, and published his first book 
in 1953. Although his work with the 
Review keeps him in contact with ma- 
jor publishers, all of his books have 
been printed by small presses. 

While he was teaching Shapiro had 
some poems published in Commentary 
magazine, where he was offered some 
free-lance editing jobs, then a desk 
position. From there he went to The 
New Yorker as fiction editor, then to 
The New York Times as magazine 
editor in 1957. He moved up the editorial 
ladder there until about four years ago, 
when he took over as editor of the 

Shapiro has had no formal training In 
editing or journalis, but he said that, 
"some of what I did in Freshman 
English courses (as a teacher) was not 
much different than the work at the 
Book Review." He also said that his 
work as a reviewer and editor has 
helped him with his own poetry. "When 
you first start writing you feel like the 
words were etched in stone and handed 
down from Mt. Sinai," he said, "but you 
learn that you can make the third par- 
agraph the tenth paragraph and shift 
things around so an article reads bet- 

Some of the uncollected works which 
he read dealt with poets and writing 
poetry and will probably end up in book 
form, but Shapiro said, "I have no 
sense of a book. I don't have a theme in 
mind when I write poems. My next book 
is still a few years off." 


you feel like the words were etched In 
stone and handed down from Mount 
Sinai. 1 ' 

McLain featured in television 
show next weekend ... 


Washington College President Joseph 
H. McLain will be the featured guest on 
the television show, "IN PERSON", 
which will be broadcast on Friday, 
November 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, 
November 18 at 4 p.m. The show will be 
aired in Annapolis over Channel 22, in 
Baltimore over Channel 67, in Salisbury 
over Channel 28 and in Hagerstown 
over Channel 31. 

A crew from the Maryland Center for 
Public Broadcasting filmed the show 
recently at the Hynson-Ringgold House 
in Chestertown. Similar interviews 


were conducted with two other Eastern 
Shore personalities, author James A 
Michener and president of Perdue, 
Frank Perdue. 

In addition to the television broadcast 
schedule, the "IN PERSON" program 
featuring McLain will air on radio sta- 
tion WKHS (90.5 FM) in Kent County on 
Tuesday, November 20 at 12:30 p.m. 
Towson State University's radio station 
WCVT (89.7 FM) will air this same pro- 
gram on Tuesday, November 20 at 7 
p.m. and Thursday, November 22 at 9 

Maurer exhibit to run 
in Tawes until! 8th 

... and appointed by Hughes 
to Education Commission 

An exhibit titled "Homages: The Art 
of Leonard Maurer" has opened in the 
Fine Arts Center lobby gallery, to run 
until November 18. It will be open 
Thursdays, November 8 and 15 from 4 to 
6 p.m., and during several evening 
musical and drama performances 
scheduled in Tawes Theater. 

Maurer, well-known Washington 
painter and teacher who died in 1976, 
left hundreds of paintings and 
thousands of drawings, prints, water- 
colors, collages, and woodblocks- 
most of them never seen by the public. 
The exhibit will show thirty-some 
works produced during Maurer's most 
intense creative period during the fif- 
ties and sixties. 


The collection was assembled from 
works shown recently in three 
simultaneous exhibits in Washington, 
at The Phillips Collection, the Watkins 
Gallery at American University, and 
the Franz Bader Gallery. The artist's 
nephew, Patrick Thomas, a 
Washington College graduate in the 
class of 1963, made arrangements with 
the College art exhibits committee for 
the campus show. 

Maurer produced a formidable body 
of work in a variety of media but it was 
in the black-and-white drawings, water- 
colors and woodcuts that he had his 
most sustained success. He was noted 
for a series of woodcut protraits of 
famous authors, including James 
Joyce, Chekhov, Proust and Faulkner. 


Washington College President Joseph 
McLain has been appointed by Gover- 
nor Harry Hughes to the Education 
Commission of the States. 

The Education Commission has two 
representatives from each of the fifty 
states plus the governors of each state. 
If the governor feels that he may not be 
able to attend the meetings, he may 
send a representative who will carry 


his vote. McLain may also go when 
Hughes does, but he will not have a 

Hughes thought that the independent 
sector of colleges and higher education 
should have representation, according 
to McLain. Recommended to Hughes 
by one of the state representatives, 
McLain will serve as a member of the 
Governor's cabinet. 

Art exhibit and sale 
Monday in Hynson 


Ike" Dean: The Enforcer 


• Tracking down incorrectly parked 
Vehicles on the Washington college 
{■ampus, Isaac "Ike" Dean tickets 
ffaculty, staff, and students cars as one 
2>f two enforcers of the school's parking 

a "The school wouldn't make any 

ratnoney if I didn't catch anyone," said 
ean. "Sometimes I get ten 
:ars)— sometimes I get two." 
t Dean worked for the College's 
•maintenence department for thirty 
{years before he began enforcing park- 
•ing regulations in 1976. He works two 
Jiours a day, driving a blue sedan in hot 
•pursuit of cars in fire lanes, restricted 
{parking spaces, and on the lawns. 

• "No one knows my hours. If they 
{knew when I was coming I'd never 
•catch anyone. I'm on my own to do 
{it.. .as long as I make two hours a day." 

• Discretion is a key ingredient in 
{Dean's work. "If they've got flashing 
•lights on that indicates they're loading 

A special exhibition and sale of 
Original Oriental Art will be presented 
on Monday, November 12, 1979 at Hyn- 
son Lounge from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Marson Ltd. of Baltimore, Maryland 
specializes in exhibiting for sale a col- 
lection of Original Oriental Art totaling 
approximately 500 pieces from Japan, 
China, India, Tibet, Nepal and 
Thailand. The oldest prints date back to 
the 18th and 19th century and include 
Chinese woodcuts, Indian miniature 

Wolf to give recital 

WCNews Bureau 

Tammy Wolf, senior music and 
mathematics major at Washington Col- 
lege, will be giving a piano recital Sun- 
' day afternoon, November 11 at 3 p.m. in 
Tawes Theater in the Daniel Z. Gibson 
Fine Arts Center on the college cam- 

or unloading," said Dean, who also! 
passes up cars with open trunks orj 
hoods. He also declines to give $253 
"failure to register" fines to cars with! 
incorrectly placed stickers "as long as J 
can see the sticker." 

Students who tell Dean that they will 
soon move their car have often been let* 
off the hook. However, Dean checks{ 
back to see if the car has indeed been* 
relocated. "Plenty of times I go around* 
and come back and they still haven't* 
moved." • 

Faculty, staff, and student cars are* 
ticketed in accordance with the regula-* . _ # - _ • 

tions set for each class of vehicle. DeanJ StUOCnt RSCltAl TUCSudV 
indicated that not even e President is* 


Ms. Wolf, a native of Park Ridge, 
New Jersey, will play George Ger- 
shwin's popular "Rhapsody in Blue" as 
well as pieces by Scarlatti, Beethoven 
and Debussy. 

Admission is free and the public is 
cordially invited to attend. 

exempt form his jurisdiction. 

Dean feels that the tickets carry "a* 
fair fine" but that repeat offenders 
should receive higher fines. 

"The ones that do it regular-J 
ly... should be fined more— that's the* 
way it should be." { 

The Washington College Music 
Department will present a recital on 
November 13, 1979 at 8:30 p.m. Both 
voice and piano students will be per- 
forming in this recital, which will be 
held in Tawes Theatre. The public is in- 
vited and encouraged to attend this free 

paintings and manuscripts and master 
works by such artists as Hiro'shige, 
Kuniyoshi, and Kunisada. The modern 
pieces consist of a large group of 
original woodcuts, etchings, 
lithographs, serigraphs and mexxotints 
created by such world renowned con- 
temporaries as Saito, Azechi, Mori, 
Katsuda, and-Maki. A representative 
will be present to answer questions 
about the work, artists, and the various 
graphic techniques employed. Prints 
are shown in open portfolios in an In- 
formal atmosphere and you are invited 
to browse through this fascinating and 
well-described collection. The price 
range is wide and there Is a treasure to 
be found for most everyone's budget. 
Marson Ltd. specializes in arranging 
exhibitions and sales of Original Orien- 
tal Art at colleges, universities, and 
museums throughout the United States. 

Segal resigns 

William Segal has resigned from his 
position as Assistant Professor of 
Drama," effective at the end of this 
semester. Segal will join the Atlanta 
Symphony Orchestra as production 

"Paying $10 men's, $5 
women's for class ring. 
Any condition. Will ar- 
range pick-up. Phone toll- 
free 1-800-835-2246 

WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM— Friday. November 9. 1979— Page 4 

Kickers facing Salisbury in 
state semi-finals tomorrow 


After a disappointing 1-0 regular 
season-ending loss to Western 
Maryland, the Washington College soc- 
cer team [aces a stern challenge on 
Saturday when they meet Salisbury 
State In the semifinals of the stale divi- 
sion II-III playoffs. 

In this crucial game the Shoremen 
will encounter an opponent with a very 
familiar style of play. Like the 
Shoremen, Salisbury is a solid team, 
well-rehearsed fundamentally, moves 
Ihe ball constantly, and depends upon 
teamwork. The winner of this contest, 
to be played in Salisbury, will meet the 
winner of the St. Mary's-Frostburg 
State game for the championship. 

The loss to Western Maryland, a 
team that Washington College has 
dominated in recent years, may have 
cost the Shoremen a chance for a NCAA 
Division 111 Championship bid. As John 

Lonnquest, a junior fullback said, "We 
took them loo lightly." Although the 
Shoremen dominated the second half, 
they failed to score. As a result. 
Western Maryland's lone first half goal 
was all they needed to register a 1-0 vic- 

Injuries to key players may hamper 
the team in the upcoming Salisbury 
game. Senior co-captian Pete Hamill 
has a sore foot while towards Mark 
Mullican and V.J.Fillibin are also not at 
their best physically. However, they 
will all play In this, the most important 
game of the season to date. Shore 
Notes: Two players have been named 
to the MAC Southern All-Conference 
squad. Foward V J.Fllliben was maned 
to the first team and senior co-captain 
Dun Hudson was awarded honorable 
mention. The team record now stands 
at an impressive 10-3-1. 

Everybody missed this header in recent action at Klbler Field 

Volleyball: an up-and-down season for women 


Although the women's volleyball 
team has lost quite a few games lately, 
they are not ones to quit. This team 
always seems to bounce back up after 
being knocked down, as evidenced by 
their play during the last three weeks. 

The women split a tri-match with 
UMBC and Anne Arundel, playing an 
excellent match against UMBC but los- 
ing. However, the Shorewomen 
defeated a strong Anne Arendel con- 

On October 26th, the women played a 
quad match versus Hood, Notre Dame, 
and Westchester. The spikers defeated 
Hood 15-13. 15-12, and Notre Dame 
16-14, 15-13 These two teams were what 
Fall called "scrappy and stubborn," 
digging out many sure spikes. A 
"middle-in" defense was employed by 
WC to prevent garbage points. Darlene 
Coleman and Cheryl Loss served 
superbly, with Ann Most and Julie 
Wheeler setting the front line beautiful- 
ly. Fall called Joan Burri, who played a 
strong game from the back line, "one of 

the most solid back line people we have, 
a real bright spot on the team." 
However, against Westchester, after 
playing well and winning the first set 
15-10, the women simply ran out of 
steam and lost the next two games and 
the match, 3-15, 9-15. This was a strong- 
hitting team that the "middle-back" 
defense just could not stop. 

Fall felt that an arranged scrimmage 
helped the squad because It was not 
very often this season the women could 
put 12 people together to scrimmage 
during practice. 

On October 29th, the women found 
themselves in a tri-match against 
American U. and Navy. In what Fall 
called the team's best played game all 
year, "a very cohesive unit with great 
team flow and movement," WC 
defeated American U. by a score of 
15-13. However, it did not seem as if the 
team actually believed what they had 
done, losing the match 5-15, 12-15. Next 
came an even tougher opponent, big- 
time Navy, a team that Fall considered 
"out of our league." The women were 

soundly defeated 1-15, 2-15. 

The next opponent, two nights later, 
was a hot Western Maryland team, car- 
rying a 24-2 record, as well as a recent 
win in the Mansfield Tournament. This 
is a team that WC has never beaten. In 
a match that lasted over an hour.WC 
was defeated 10-15, 8-15 and 4-15. Fall 
stated, "We have never played better 
against them; the scores are not in- 
dicative of the way we played. We 
stayed strong during the rallies, but 
this team just picks you apart." This 
evened the regular season record at 

Next came the MAC tournament at 
Franklin and Marshall. The spikers 
were seeded fifth out of 8 teams. 
However, the women were playing 
under several handicaps. First, Cole- 
man was playing with a viral infection 
and Burri with a slight concussion and a 
bruised collarbone. Second, they played 
on a shorter, wider court than usual. 

They opened against Gettysburgh, 
losing 6-15, 15-13, 13-15. The women 
seemed to be trying too hard. Un- 

fortunately, their next opponent was 
Western Maryland. The result: 0-15, 
4-15. This was a totally frustrating 
night; the team found themselves in the 
consolation bracket on Saturday. On 
Saturday, they played their best 
volleyball of the weekend. They 
defeated Upsala 19-17, 15-9 and Mora- 
vian 16-14, 15-4. This placed the women 
fifth out of 8, exactly where they had 
been seeded. Coleman again served 
well. Ann Most set Mandy Scherer ex- , 
ceptionally well, while Cheryl Loss 
hustled all weekend. Burri played well 
in spite of her injuries. Fall said "Man- 
dy Scherer was superb all weekend long 
as a player and as a captain." 

Net Notes— Fall: "Right now my big- 
gest concern is for next year. If they 
can play as a unit next week, I will con- 
sider this a fairly successful season. 
This has been a long and difficult year 
because of unsettled personnel, causing 
many ups and downs." The women 
close out thier season with two away 
tournaments this week. 


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Republicans hold anti-Khomeini demonstration 



"Some of us are concerned that this is 
another sign that America is losing its 
power." So last Friday, after Iranian 
students had held 60 Americans hostage 
in the U.S. Embassy in Tehran for six 
days, the Washington College 
Republicans turned to a tradition of the 
sixFies— the demonstration— to express 
their disapproval. 

"It was a spur-of-the-moment idea," 
said College Republican President Glen 
Beebe later. "We thought it up 
Thursday night. I said we should do 
something. ..(so) we went around that 
evening to get people we thought would 
be interested." 

"Nuke the bastard" 

At 12:30 p.m. the next day, a dozen 
supporters of the Republicans gathered 
in front of Hodson Hall, where they 
burned a mock Iranian flag and carried 
placards with messages ranging from 
"It's time to retaliate for regression 
against American citizens abroad" to 
"Nuke the bastards!" The group then 
marched down to Bill Smith Hall, 
across campus to Route 213, and back 
to Hodson Hall, where they passed out 
anit anti-Iranian literature in the 

cafeteria. The demonstration ended 
when the group tried to go through the 
Snack Bar but was locked out by pro- 
prietor Ruth Dickerson. 

Getting together 

Republican leader Jim Larrimore 
said the group "mainly wanted to show 
a couple of things: our disagreement 
with what is going on in Iran; our con- 
tempt for what Iranian students are do- 
ing in the U.S.; and that students at 
Washington College could get together 
for something like this." 

Larrimore, despite party differences, 
said he agrees with President Carter's 
handling of the Iranian situation. 
"What he's done so far, I agree with, 
(but) I would have done it a lot sooner." 

Beebe too agrees with Carter. "I 
think he's right in waiting. He's getting 
world opinion in his favor. If (military 
action) had been taken right away, 
we'd .probably have been criticized. 
Now the Ayatollah is playing his cards; 
he's showing what he's like. This is get- 
ting people all around the world to say 
'he's wrong."' 

A week to a week> -and-a-half 

Beebe thinks military action may 

become necessary "if they're not 
released within a week or a week-and- 

Any such action would have to be an 
"in-out kind of thing," aid, said Beebe. 

"I'd say helicopters would have to be 
used. It's got to be as fast as possible so 
hostages don't get hurt," he added, 
allowing that "hostage safety comes 

Resolution to ban classroom smoking highlights SGA meeting 



A resolution to ban smoking in 
classrooms, allocation to four clubs, 
reports of the Judicial Reform and Van- 
dalism Report Committees, and the for- 
mation of a new committee to in- 
vestigate campus energy conservation 
were all discussed at Monday's ninety- 
minute Student Government Associa- 
tion meeting. 

Speaking to the Senate from a 
prepared statement Monday night, 
Sophomore Mike Garvey proposed 
"that this council adopt an allinclusive 
no-smoking resolution forbidding any 
manner of smoking in the classroom en- 

Garvey, who is not a member of the 
SGA, added: "I find it inexcusable that 
an institution such as Washington Col- 
lege with a reputation for intelligence 
and for undiscriminating policies 
should allow such a blatantly unjust 
practice as smoking in classrooms." 
proposal applauded 

Garvey's comments were applauded 
by the Senate, and a several senators 
spoke in favor of a ban on classroom 

"I smoke, and I would support your 
proposal," said Junior Dave Fitzsim- 
mons, adding that he objected only to 

the harshness of the proposal's wor- 

Assistant Social Chairman Mike Dix- 
on expressed concern "for the floor in 
Bill Smith Hall, which he said has been 
badly damaged by cigarette ashes 
despite being re-done only two years 
ago. "If people don't accept no smok- 
ing, at least try to preserve (the 
floor)," said Dixon. 

New Dorms Senator Dave Panacci 
said no smoking rules are "prevalent in 
the 'real world', so why don'f we just 
get with the 'real world'" 

The resolution was endorsed by an 
18-8 vote of the Senate. 

Most of the $3,608 allocated to clubs 
went to the William James Forum. The 
Organizations Committee of the SGA 
granted the Forum's request for$2,5U0, 
but Committee Chairman Bob 
Hockaday said that "technically, it 
isn't epough." Hockaday then 
presented a motion to give the Forum 
any SGA surplus at the end of the year. 

New Dorms Senator Dan Duff 
disagreed with the motion, saying, "I 
think we ought to grant them more now 
outright." A new motion to grant the 
Forum $3,000 passed by unanimous 

Restructuring of student 
judicial system completed 




Meeting every 
Monday at 7 p.m. 
in our office in the 
basement of Hod- 
son Hall. 

The Student Affairs Committee will 
release this week its plan for the 
restructuring of the student judiciary 

The result of a semester-long study 
by the Student Government Associa- 
tion's Judicial Reform Committee and 
the Student Affairs Committee, the 
restructuring will feature a permanent 
eight-member jury pool, five of whom 
will hear each case. 

"The main thing we wanted to do was 
incorporate precedents into the 
system," said Reform Committee 
Chairman Tim Connor. "Hopefully, we 
can build a system of precedents not on- 
ly from case to case, but from year to 

The major reform concerns the struc- 
ture of the jury. Previously made up of 
a large pool of randomly selected 
students, the jury will now consist of 
eight members elected to year-long 
terms along with the chairman and 
clerk of the court. The chairman will 
select five jurors for each case, and the 
three non-participating jurors will 
receive briefs for each case. Convic- 
tions will require four out of five juror 
votes, and penalties three out of five. 

The Student Unioa will elect the 
chairman, clerk, lawyers, and jurors 
during the week following Thanksgiv- 
ing. Their terms will run for one year, 
from the beginning of second semester 
to the end of first semester the follow- 
ing year. 

The Committee also gave $250 to the 
Sailing Club, $150 to the College 
Republicians, and $100 to both the Ger- 
man Club and the Christian Fellowship. 

Vandalism, Judicial Reform Reports 

Senior Class President Tim Connor 
reported that the Judicical Reform 
Report will soon be released by the Stu- 
dent Affairs Committee, and "after 
Thanksgiving we're going to get It 
operating." (see related story on the 
Report itself). 

Fitzsimmons, Chairman of the Van- 
dalism Report Committee, reported 
that "we've made a lot of progress on 
that in the last few weeks. 

"We're going through each of the 36 
recommendations that apply to 'stu- 
dent life'," said Fitzsimmons, who ad- 
ded some of the Committee findings 
thus far: "The idea of having an SGA 
student damage deposit fund would 
more or less compound the problem". 
He said the Committee is also in- 
vestigating the current damage deposit 

SGA President Jay Young appointed 
Senior Leah Truitt Chairman of a com- 
mittee that will investigate problems in 
energy conservation on campus. 

Stephen Viccio 

Instructor in Humanities, 
Johns Hopkins Instructor in 
Religion, UMBC 

will speak on 

Khomeini and the 
Crisis in Iran 

Sunday at 8 p.m. 
in Hynson Lounge 

Sponsored by the SGA and Lec- 
ture Series. 

i«E WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Frlday, November 16, 1979-Page 2 


Some thoughts on the news behind the news concerning the 
SGA this week: 

•The restructuring of the student judicial system that will be 
released this week, the product largely of the SGA's Judicial 
Reform Committee, should solve the judiciary's biggest pro- 
blem • a lack of precedents. Different penalties for similar of- 
fenses plagued last year's Student Judiciary Board. The new 
standing jury should provide the consistency that was so badly 

•In the midst of the SGA Senate's rubber-stamp approval of 
the Organization Committee's club allocation's Monday, several 
questions arose: Why does the SGA sponsor the sailing club 
which seems more the responsibility of the athletic department? 
And why is it also the sole supporter of the William James 
Forum, one of three groups, including the Sophie Kerr Commit- 
tee and the Lecture Series, that brings speakers to the College? 
Our needs might be better served if the three joined forces. If 
nothing else, such a joint effort would prevent the dilemma of 
choosing between three lectures on the same night. 

•SGA President Jay Young on this page cites the College's 
"lack of facilities" as the primary cause of campus vandalism. 
Although the absence of the swimming pool and student center 
isn't the sole cause of vandalism, it does contribute to another 
problem— the College's increasing unattractiveness to prospec- 
tive students. Less selling power must ultimately produce lower 
standards, and the result of that can be seen in the page three 
story detailing the academic woes of the current freshman class. 
The consequences of the College's continuing failure to improve 
itself are beginning to surface. 

Editor in Chief Geoff Gartnttaer 

Assistant Editor Kathertne Streckfus 

Newa Editor PeteTurchl 

Sports Editor Rich Schatzman 

Fine Arta Editor Nick Nappo 

Photography Editor Jim Graham 

Business Manager/Copy Editor Charlie Warfield 

Faculty Advisor Rich DeProspo 

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students. It la printed at the 

with the exception of vacations and Exam Weeks. The opinions 

these pages, with the exception of those under the headings of LETTERS TO 

THE EDITOR and COMMENT ARY are those of the editor and staff. The ELM 

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Upgrading of campus 
security investigated 

Letter to the Editor 


One of the major issues on campus at 
present concerns upgrading the Col- 
lege's security force. 

Deans of students Maureen Kelley 
and Ed Maxcy met with the Resident 
Advisors and nightwatchmen on 
November 7th. They discussed ways to 
improve the security and began making 
recommendations to be presented to 
Vice-President ' for Finance Gene 

Hessey met with Director of Campus 
Security Steven Kendall and the RA's 
on Monday and received a list of ten 
recommendations. Hessey said that 
some of these suggestions are going to 
be given immediate action, while 
others will take more time. 

The first recommendation was to 
relocate the security office, which Is 
located in Ferguson Hall. This has been 
approved and security is in the process 
of moving to the ground floor of the 
Miller Library. 

The second recommendation con- 
cerned the communication system for 
the night watchman. Hessey said, "One 
problem that should not be a problem is 

that our security radios are not 
operating properly." He added that it is 
not known whether the problem is in the 
antennas or in the mechanisms but the 
radios are being worked on. 

It was also suggested that the wat- 
chmen be uniformed and provided with 
a marked security vehicle. Action has 
been taken on this matter. The security 
office has been asked to submit ideas of 
uniform changes. The present security 
uniforms consist mainly of a cap and a 
jacket with security emblems on them. 

Hessey was also advised to increase 
the amount of security personnel. He 
has run advertisements In local 
newspapers and checked at the 
unemployment office for interested 
people. He describes it as a "very tough 
staffing problem" because out of six 
possible employees, only one was "real- 
ly interested in the job." One reason for 
the lack of interest is the things with 
which the personnel must deal, in- 
cluding ridicule, students viewing 
security as a challenge, student retalia- 
tion, and the possibity of theft. 

Still another recommendation was to 

Dining Hall waste 

In the SGA minutes of October 29, 1979 
it states, "Ann Dorsey suggested that 
they do away with the menus because 
they are a waste of money." We would 
like to point out a few ways that 
students waste dining hall money. 

During any meal it is common to see 
many trays come into the dishroom 
piled high with untouched butter, bread 
and glasses of milk. At any breskfast 
the dishroom throws away at least ten 
boxes of unopened cereal as well as fif- 
teen bowls of uneaten cereal. In addi- 
tion, dozens of pieces of untouched fruit 
are thrown away each day by students. 

Two other areas of student waste are 
common in the cafeteria— theft of 
silverware and china, and laziness and 
maliciousness. People who leave their 
trays, throw food, paste food to win- 
dows and walls, and refuse to bring up 
trays for tray calls are costing you 
money. (When people are asked to br- 
ing up trays if they are finished eating it 
is because the dishroom crew cannot 
start to clean up until a minimum 
number of trays are in the dining hall. 

So why not bring up your tray and then 
sit down with a cup of coffee to talk? ) 

Let's consider the costs of the items 
mentioned above. 

One pat of butter : H 

One slice of bread 2t 

One box of corn flakes lit 

One orange 12< 

One glass of milk 8< 

10 minutes of student crew $3.00 

On the average $15.00 a day are wasted 
by students. So the next time you com- 
plain that Dave Knowles is wasting 
money by spending 5c on each menu, 
consider that the students waste more 
money in one week than Mr. Knowles 
spends on menus for an entire 
academic year. 


Denise Bel more 

Joan Burri 

Judy Champange 

Brad Smith 

Margo Ball 

Leslie Bobik 

Anne Kelly 

In the words of former SGA President 
Foster Deibert, in his 1978-79 Report on 
Theft and Vandalism,: "I truly believe 
that the primary cause of our problems 
with vandalism results from the fact 
that the community as a whole, and the 
campus itself, fails to provide adequate 
activities for students to pursue in their 
spare time."" 

Nothing has changed. 

The major topic of conversation this 
year seems to be violence, vandalism, 
and theft. 

Throughout the year, everyone from 
Board members to administrators to 

•SGA Commentary' 

Lack of facilities 
blamed for vandalism 


SGA President 

faculty and students have been asking 
why it is so prevalent. In contemplating 
the question myself, I find it difficult to 
disagree with Foster. 

Comparitively speaking, Washington 
College is very much behind the times 
in terms of facilities. According to our 
research, we are the only college in the 
state of Maryland without a swimming 
pool. We are also the only college 
without a student union center to speak 
of. We have a tremendous asset in the 
Chester River and the Truslow 
Boathouse which we have refused to 
take advantage of. We have a campus 
security force that is inadequate, a 
maintenance department that is under- 
paid, a faculty that is even more under- 
paid, and a computer that is outdated. 
The facilities available in town to do lit- 
tle to help the problem. 

The severe lack of facilities affects 
the college in two major ways: first, it 
greatly hinders enrollment in both 
quantity and quality. Lack of quantity 

means lack of money, and lack of quali- 
ty means lowering of standards. No one 
could deny that we are suffering from 
these ailments. Second, the college is 
affected by this lack of facilities in the 
behavior of those already enrolled 
Students can only study for so long 
before becoming restless. Again 
quoting Foster, "College life does not 
revolve entirely around academics and 
just as much can be learned from con- 
structive activities outside the 
classroom." One need only walk around 
Washington College in the spring time 
and witness the flurry of lacrosse balls, 
frisbees, footballs, and baseballs flying 
through the air to see his point. The 
games, sunbathers, stereos, runners, 
cookouts, concerts, etc. illustrate the 
needs students have for recreation and 
activity. What happens in the winter — 
What is there to do— If one were to read 
the faculty report on violence, van- 
dalism, and theft, one would answer 
that last question in one word: DRINK. 
However, it is important to remember 
that alcohol is not the problem, but 
merely a symptom of the problem of 
outdated facilities. 

The SGA is taking steps to help this 
problem. We are exploring the 
possibility of creating a student center 
on campus. We are planning a diverse 
social calendar for the winter that will 
attempt to make students aware of 
some of the facilities available to us in 
the area. We will try to bring what ac- 
tivities we can to the campus and pro- 
vide greater mobility and information 
for students to enjoy activities off- 

We feel that this is a small step in the 
right direction. The big steps must be 
taken by the administration. 

deputize and arm the security, but it 
has been the College's policy in the past 
to not arm the security personnel. 

Hessey feels that the main problem in 
campus security is a general misunder- 
standing on the part of the students, the 
security office, and the police depart- 
ment. The major part of this 
misunderstanding rests with the 
students. "If students are confronted 
with a situation where they feel the 
need of the campus security personnel 
or local law enforcement persons, they 
must use the 911 emergency call 
number or access to that assistance," 

said Hessey. He added, "If they do not 
do that, they have limited the possibili- 
ty to help fellow students." 

He said that one problem is that 
students will go out looking for security 
persons when they need them instead of 
telephoning. By the time they find the 
night watchman, the person who 
needed the help is gone. 

Hessey also held a special meeting 
with Chestertown's town manager 
Tuesday to discuss the types of ac- 
tivities the town police would be called 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Frlday, November 16, 1979-Page 3 

Keppel on the decline of faculty morale 

Assistant Editor 

The number of students in higher 
education is expected to deline nation- 
wide within the next few years as a 
result of demographic changes. When 
that happens, what happens to faculty 

That was the question posed by Dr. 
Francis Keppel, Director of the Aspen 
Instutue Program in Education at the 
lecture Tuesday entitled "Education 
for a Changing Society." Although only 
18 people attended, Keppel's half-hour 
lecture was followed by a lively hour- 
long discussion. 

Keppel said it is illogical to assume 
that a decline in numbers is negative, 
because with fewer numbers, educators 
"can focus on quality." He predicted 
several obstacles, however, to that 
positive outlook. 

"Institutions, public and private, are 
desperately looking for students," Kep- 
pel said. He predicts that colleges and 
universities may lower standards in 
order to survive financially. The pro- 
blem of a decline in quality as well as 
numbers, added to inflation and low 
faculty salaries, is likely to cause a 
decline in faculty morale. 

Keppel based his discussion of a 
decline in quality partly on statistics 
from declining scores on standardized 
tests in elementary and secondary 
schools, as well as declining college en- 
trance examination test scores in re- 
cent years. He said that about 30 states 
now require high school students to 

pass a proficiency exam before gradua- 
tion, and predicted that such exams will 
soom be imposed nationwide. 

When a comparable decline in quality 
occurs at the college level, Keppel said 
that it is possible that standardized pro- 
ficiency exams may also be enforced at 
the college level by government of- 
ficials. That possiblity stimulated the 
discussion that followed. 

Several members of the audience 
said that if standardized exams were 
imposed, they feared that professors 
would be forced to teach according to 
the requirements of the exam. 

Dr. Nancy Tatum, English Deaprt- 
ment Chairman, said, "I'm very 
frightened of imposed standards in 
education. I'm worried about people 
telling me to change my vocabulary." 
Tatum referred to new terms imposed 
by government officials such as 
"decode" and "encode", which mean 
reading and writing. "My morale is 
lowered by government officials telling 
me to change my vocabulary," Tatum 
said. She added, "If I protest, what hap- 
pens next? My students don't get cer- 
tification. So what do I do?" 

Senior Margaret Handle, who is a stu- 
dent teacher this semester at Kent 
County Middle School, saioTthat there is 
a need for imposed standards to nre- 
vent "settling in" or "complacency in 
the classroom." 

Keppel is a graduate of Harvard and 
Hamline Universities. He served as 

Dean of faculty in the Department of 
Education at Harvard from 1948-1962. 
He was United States Commissioner of 
Education from 1962-1965; he then 
became Assistant Secretary for Secon- 
dary Education of the Department of 
Health, Education and Welfare. He is 
now Director of the Education Program 
at the Aspen Institute for Humanistic 

The Aspen Institute has a new center 
at Wye Plantation on the Eastern 
Shore, and will offer several lectures 
open to the public this year. The In- 
stitute, an independent, non-profit 
organization, is a v forum to tackle the 
critical problems facing the nation and 
world today from a very humanistic im- 
pulse," acording to George W. 
Aldridge, Manager of the Institute at 
Wye Plantation. 

The Institute's central office is in 
New York City. It also has centers in 
Aspen, Colorado, Berlin, Tokyo, and 
Hawaii. Aldridge said that the new 
center at Wye will assist in the In- 
stitute's endeavor to examine issues of 
governance, because of Wye's proximi- 
ty to Washington, D.C. "Being close to 
the government, we can get more par- 
ticipation from government officials," 
he said. 

Colin Williams, an Aspen Senior 
Fellow, will spaek on "American 
Myths" at Wye Plantation tonight. On 
December 7, Micheal Rice, Direcotr of 
the Institute Program on Communica- 

tions and Socity, will lecture at 
Salisbury College on "A Question of 
Communications for the future". 
Stephen Strickland, Vice President of 
the Institute, will speak in Easton on 
December U on "The Health of 
Americans: Health Research and 
Health Care." Director of the In- 
stitute's Program In International Af- 

fairs Harlan Cleveland will lecture on 
"American Foreign Policy and the 1980 
Campaign" at the Wye Center on Jan. 

In addition, seven lectures will be 
held next semester, including four lec- 
tures by philosopher Mortimer Adler. 
Aldridge said, "There will be faculty 
and student participation at all of the 

Parking, academics creating 
problems for college officals 

Thirteen students read poetry 



Increases in parking violation and in 
academic problems among freshmen 
were among the problems for college 
officials this week. 

As of this week, "there are seven 
students who have been denied the 
privilege of having a car parked on the 
Washington College campus because of 
having five or more , irking tickets" 
says Associate Dean of Students Ed 
Maxcy. "Two students have been put on 
disciplinary probation because they 
were denied the privilege to have cars 
on campus but brought the cars back 
anyway" said Maxcy. There is really 
"no need to get that many tickets 
because there are more than enough 
parking spaces, even though they're not 
always convenient" he added. "In an 
effort to assure that fire lanes and ser- 
vice roads are kept clear, the Director 
of Campus Security has begun to have 
cars towed at the owners expense of 
$45. One person has had a car towed. 
Towing will be done 24 hours a day" 

says Maxcy. 

Academic difficulties 

"In general, there are a number of 
freshmen who are having academic dif- 
ficulties this semester" said Dean of 
the College, Garry Clarke. There are a 
number of reasons why there are "at 
least 60 freshmen who have poor grades 
as of the mid-term" says Clarke. Some 
of the reasons are that "some students 
who are here simply are having pro- 
blems with language or reading, things 
in that area. Then there are those who 
simply don't do any work and cut many 
classes" added Clarke. He stressed the 
fact that while the mid-term grades are 
to be used as a guide for the students 
and are not sent home, "last year, there 
were freshmen dismissed because of 
academic difficulties." Clarke also ad- 
ded that "while this happens every 
year, and the first semester of the 
freshman year is the hardest, it is 
necessary to give 100%". 

A group of talented students met to 
reak thier work of poetry and short pro- 
se to an audience of approximately thir- 
ty students and teachers last 
Wednesday evening in the Coffee 

The reading was organized and in- 
troduced by Hugh Seidman, poet and 
Creative Writing instructor for this 
semester. All of the students who read 
came from Seidman's freshman and 
upperclass Creative Writing sections. 

Many of the freshman in the group 
displayed great potential. The audience 
seemed to react strongly to "Groups of 
Hate," a poem about the questionable 
future, and "Brewski and Churchski," 
a lyrical poem about beer drinking, by 
Bennie Kohl. A highly emotional poem 
by Patricia Travieso entitled "Letter to 
an Aborted Child" succcssfuly used 
abstract imagery to stir the audience. 

Some of the best works by the up- 
perclassmen included "ill Camp's 
"Highly Selective Journals of Ossie 

Roett: "A changing perception of Brazil" 

"Tremendous problems deserve a 
tremendous country", was the state- 
ment of Delfim Nette, Minister of Plan- 
ning of Brazil, as quoted by Dr. Reor- 
dan Roett Wednesday night. 

Dr. Roett, director of Latin American 
School Studies of the of Advanced Inter- 
national Studies of John Hopkins 
University, spoke to a group of about 5U 
students and professors on the future of 
Brazil. Brazil's military government is 
faced with greater economic and social 
problems as well as expanding 
technological and industrial advance- 
ment. The direction the government 
takes will determine future interna- 
tional relations with that country. 

Brazil is the sixth most populated 
country in the world, but 30. of that 
population is undernourished. The peo- 
ple are concentrated In the southeast 

and southcentral areas of the country, 
the most industrialized areas. Forty- 
two percent of the population lives in 11. 
of the area of the county, and that por- 
tion brings in 65. of the national in- 

The gross national product of Brazil 
is larger that that of all Africa, ex- 
cluding South Africa. Yet, "the national 
debt is the largest of all Third World 
countries", a cause for much concern 
among those foreign banks which hold 
that debt. 

Internally, Brazil's dictatioriat 
government has recently been increas- 
ingly willing to liberalize. "Habeus Cor- 
pus has been restored, as has freedom 
of the press and of TV and radio, and 
political parties have been establish- 
ed," says Roett. Labor unions this year 
have gone on strike, although strikes 

are still illegal, to demand higher 
wages, and have received them. 

"Brazil will need to deal with her own 
position, image and reputation", in the 
world. "They (the government) will try 
to achieve political legitimacy, which 
will permit them to deal with their in- 
ternal problems." Dr. Roett concluded 
by saying, "There is a changing percep- 
tion of Brazil in the outside world, for 
the better". 

Green," an excerpt from a gruesome 
short story about a young boy who kills 
cats, and the highlight of the evening, 
"The Blue Story," by Claire Mowbray, 
a suspenseful story about an Imaginary 

For those in the audience who wanted 
to relate their thoughts to the campus 
life, Nick Napp's poem "Mancake" and 
Peter Turchi's excerpt from Sand- 
castles were well-suited. Nappo got a 
particulary large response with this 
poem, read In an affected Southern 
twang as a tribute to James Dickey, the 
author of "The Sheep Child," which 
Nappo's poem is based on. Turchi's 
work hit the audience nostaglistally as 
he told the tale of a college freshman at 
a small college quite like this one. 

The Student Reading was a real suc- 
cess as the inspited writers of the cam- 
pus related their thoughts and feelings 
to the audience. Those students in- 
terested in displaying their own talents 
or enjoying those of others should 
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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Frldav. November 16. 1979-Page 4 

Shoremen clinch bid to state finals 


The Shoremen continued their quest 
for the state championship last Friday 
when they beat Salisbury St. 2-1 in the 
semifinals of the Maryland Small Col- 
lege Soccer Tournament. Coach Ed 
Athey called the win at Salisbury "one 
of the most exciting games ever played 
by a Washington College soccer team 

Salisbury came into the game with a 
9-7 record. During the season they beat 
highly-rated Lynchburg and UMBC at 
Salisbury. Salisbury was scouted as a 
solid team and Athey predicted a tough 
contest between two evenly-matched 

The game was originally scheduled 
for Saturday the 10th, but Salisbury 
asked that the game be moved to Fri- 
day the 9th because of a crowded 
homecoming schedule. Posters in the 
Salisbury athletic center advertised the 
contest as the "Game of the decade." 

Salisbury fielded a fast, physical 
team that was determined to give the 
Shoremen all they could handle The 
game Itself was rough as Salisbury 
tried to compensate for the Shoremen's 
superior ball skills with their physical 
play. During the game tempers grew 
short on several occasions and two 
Washington players received yellow 
cards during the game. 

The Shoremen scored first when Don 
Hastings hit with 18:24 left in the first 
half on an assist from V.J. Filliben. 
Filliben crossed the ball to Hastings, 
who was standing on the right corner of 
the penalty area. Hastings turned the 

Fullback Dave Bate stopped this shot as the Shoremen headed toward the 
state finals '' 

ball on one hop and lofted it into the net 
from sixteen yards out. On the 
strengthof Hasting's goal the first half 
ended 1-0. 

Salisbury came out in the second half 
determined to equalize, bombarding 

the Washington goal for a stretch of 15 
minutes. At 20:53 Salisbury got its 
golden opportunity when the Shoremen 
defense was unable to clear the ball 
from the goal line and Salisbury's Dean 
Wampler knocked in the loose ball to 

even the score at 1-1. 

Regulation time ended with the game 
tied. In the first overtime the Shoremen 
began to move the ball on the ground, 
something which they had failed to do 
in much of the second half. As the over- 
time progressed it became clear that- 
the momentum was going toward the 

The two overtimes failed to produce a 
winner and the game then went into 4 
five-minute sudden death periods. 
Washington dominated the first period 
and was clearly controlling play. Bill 
Bounds narrowly missed ending the 
game in the beginning of the second 
period when his shotfrom thirty yards 
out bounded off the top of the crossbar. 
With a minute and thirty seconds left in 
the period the Shoremen were awarded 
a corner keck. Bounds crossed the ball 
to Filliben, who headed the ball toward 
thegoal. The ball struck a Salisbury 
defender on the thigh and bounced in 
the goal to win the game 2-1. 

With the victory against Salisbury, 
the Shoremen advanced to the state 
finals, where they will meet Frostberg 
College at Mount St. Mary's tomorrow. 
Frostberg qualified for the finals by 
beating St. Marys 4-2. Frostburg has a 
fairly fast squad and plays a ball- 
control game. They scored against St. 
Mary's in the first minute of each half, 
and the Shoremen will have to watch 
against an early goal. The final should 
be a close game between two evenly- 
matched teams. 

Cagers blow out Chesapeake 
in preseason opener, 123-84 


Sports Editor 

Last Friday night the Washington 
College basketball team opened its 
1979-80 pre-season basketball schedule 
with a 123-84 win over Chesapeake Com- 
munity College. Although this may 
sound very encouraging, there is still a 
lot of room for improvement. "We were 
pretty good on offense at times, but we 
need some improvement on our defense 
and rebounding," c o m m e n t e d 
sophomore forward Joe Moye after 
scoring 28 points. 

A good sign, however, is that the first 
team blew Chesapeake's starting five 


right out of the gym. On the other hand, 
this doesn't say much for the depth that 
was commented on a couple of weeks 
ago. Bench strength is very important 
in this league and it is very important 
for the people coming off the bench to 
perform almost as well as the person 
they replace. Since this was the first 
college game for most of the players on 
the team, maybe we can pan it off as 
nervousness. Tonight's scrimmage 

against Welsey College of Dover, 
Delaware will tell Head Coach Tom 
Finnegan a little more about who can 
perform and who can not. 

Finnegan has recruited several 
players who can put the ball in the hole. 
However, the key to this team's success 
is how well they play defense and re- 
bound. Also, they must limit mistakes 
to a minimum. But the most important 
quality is that each player must give 
100« at all times. Hustle and desire are 
key factors in defense and rebounding. 
As soon as everyone gets rid of the but- 
terflies and starts playing like 
madmen, this will be a good basketball 

CAGE NOTES: David Blackwell miss- 
ed last week J s scrimmage with a 
broken finger on his left hand, but is ex- 
pected to return for tonight's scrim- 
mage. Captain Joe Moye is playing with 
a broken thumb on his right hand. WC 
opens its regular season on Tuesday, 
Nov. 27 at St. Mary's and its first 
homegame will be on Sat. Dec. 1st 
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Volume 51, Number 11 

Schmoldt resigns; temporary replacement sought 

^^^^^^^^^^^^ Bailey "in shock" over resignation, the second this semester 


News Editor 

Computing Center Director BUI Schmoldt 

Student comments "taken 
out of context" in WC story 


Several students quoted in a 
November 25th Maryland State News 
article about Washington College feel 
their comments were taken out of con- 

"It's such a frustrating thing," said 
Peter Jenkins, "because there's 
nothing to be done about it now." 
Jenkins stated in the article that, 
"...the town needs us. Granted we do 
damage— shoplifting goes up in 
September and down in May, beer 
mugs are stolen more in September and 
down in May, but they like having us 
around." But he says. "I didn't make 
those comments about the town as they 
were quoted." 

Amy Pozerycki also feels she was 
quoted out of context, "We were saying 
nice things about the school. The article 
makes us look like idiots." In the article 
Pozerycki said that, "I could have gone 
to business school if I wanted," and 
that, "I really came here because my 
mother wanted me to. I wanted to stay 
home (in New Jersey) and be with my 
boyfriend and be a waitress." 
Pozerycki feels that both comments 
were taken out of context of her conver- 
sation with the reporter in the 
cafeteria. "My whole point was that 
I'm really glad I came here and didn't 
stay home and be a waitress. She (the 
reporter) seemed to have a 
preconceived notion (of the college) 
and took the quotes to fit her idea." 

"I could see how it could happen," 
said Jenkins, "I don't think she's out to 
down us but it doesn't look good for the 
school." Chuck Cordovano, however 
who was interviewed along with several 
other West Hall residents feel that, 
"From what I read of the article I 
didn't feel we were misrepresented." 
Pozerycki admitted, "I guess if I didn't 
want her to print it I never should have 
said it," although she added, "1 had 

never had experience with reporters. 
We were just having a conservation 
with our peers." 

Jenkins added, "I like the idea of a 
liberal arts education and I love a small 
school and I was just giving the lady my 
opinion." He concluded, "Granted (the 
article) was an effort, but it was pretty 

Assistant Professor of Mathematics 
William Schmoldt handed in his 
resignation last Wednesday, November 

Schmoldt, best known as Director of 
the Computing Center, is the second 
faculty member to resign this 
semester. The resignations of both 
Schmoldt and Drama Professor 
William Segal will take affect upon the 
completion of their first semester 
duties. Although Schmoldt did not wish 
to disclose his reasons for leaving at 
this time, he said he has not accepted 
another teaching job. 

•E Temporary replacement sought 

S Mathematics and Computer Science 
j? Department Chairman Richard Brown 
to said that he is not looking for a perma- 
•jjj nent replacement now because, "to 
n plan for the future takes more time 
S than is currently available. For now we 
x: need good teachers who can teach the 
* material." The new person or persons 
the Department acquires will teach all 
the computer science courses currently 
scheduled for next semester, and an ad- 
ditional upper level course may be ad- 

Brown went on to say that Schmoldt 
"has done an excellent job, and I am 
very sorry to see him go, but I feel he 
made the only decision an intelligent 
person could make." In regards to the 
fact that he has less than two months to 
find a replacement Brown said, "I am 
in no way criticizing (Schmoldt) for 
leaving at this time. It's our problem, 
one I think we can cope with. " 

Dean of the College Garry Clarke 
agreed that "the time (we have to find a 
replacement) hasn't worked out as well 
as it might," but he said he told 
Schmoldt "not to worry about it." 
Clarke went on to say that "Bill has 

helped people all over campus. He 
always seemed to be a good teacher, 
and he's helped not only people in social 
sciences but also the administration. I 
knew he was always busy, but he'd 
always do what I needed done." 

Bailey "shocked" 

One of the Social Science Depart- 
ments Schmoldt works closely with is 
Economics. Chairman Michael Bailey, 
who is also President of the Washington 
College Chapter of the American 
Association of University Professors, 
said that Schmoldt's major contribu- 
tion to his department was,"helping the 
seniors with their projects." Bailey 
continued, "I still haven't gotten over 
the shock of his resignation. I think it's 
a sad thing for the college. I thought of 
him as an extra man in the Economics 

In an interview both Bailey and 
Associate Professor of Economics 
Michael Malone told of situations in 
which Schmoldt had put in a lot of per- 
sonal time to do jobs for their depart- 
ment. Malone said, "Schmoldt's 
greatest attribute was that he was will- 
ing to give much of his time to people in 
other departments, and he runs the 
Computing Center in a way so that it is 
very accessible." He also said, "I don't 
think I've ever seen him get mad at 

Bailey said, "Bill is always willing to 
help faculty " members. He will take 
time to show them how to do things." 

Malone summed up the feelings of 
both him and his colleague: "I don't 
think we'll find anyone willing to put 
that much into it. The chances of get- 
ting somebody with (Schmoldt's) 
qualifications for the money he was get- 
ting is zilch." 

Education curriculum evaluation completed 

The Maryland State Board of Educa- 
tion completed its evaluation of the 
teacher education curriculum here last 
week as part of a state-wide program 
looking into all such programs at 
Maryland colleges. 

The program is repeated every five 
years, and is executed under guidelines 
set down by the National Association of 
State Directors of Teacher Education 
and Certification (NASDTEC). A team 
of administrators and professors from 
all over Maryland performed the 


evaluation, which took from 
Wednesday to Friday of last week. The 
object of the evaluation, according to 
Dean Gary Clarke, is to determine 
whether the various course plans in the 
Education Department meet the many 
standards set by NASDTEC in a 109- 
page volume which served as the 
criterion for the inquiry. 

After conducting interviews with 
faculty and administration members, 
as well as students involved in the pro- 
gram, and talking to officials at the 

schools at which the students teach as 
part of the program, the team ex- 
amined course guides and other key 
documents that explain the curriculum. 
On the basis of these considerations 
thay will decide whether or not to ap- 
prove the program for a certain depart- 
ment. If a department's education 
block is not approved, then the only 
alternative for a student wanting to be 
certified to teach that subject is to go 
Continued on page 2 

Surveillance system suggested for library 

An informal discussion was held by 
the Library Committee Monday concer- 
ning the theft of books from Miller 
Library. The overall sentiment of the 
meeting was favorable to the purchase 
of a magnetic surveillance system to 
enforce the checking out of books. 

Betty Wasson, College Librarian, 
presented statistics on the number of 
missing books from a sampling taken in 
1978. Approximately $7,000 worth of 
books have been missing for each year 
from 1975 to 1978. The formula was 

devised by Dr. Brown to be a reliable 
indication of loss, not to produce a 
definite figure. 

The monetary loss is not viewed as 
the most important problem. Miss 
Wasson says that although she is 
"alarmed at the implication of these 
figures," as a librarian, she is responsi- 
ble to have books available when 
needed. Assistant Professor of English 
Dr. Richard Gillin, Chairman of the 
Committee, voiced the general consen- 
sus when he said "it is exasperating 

when books I need are missing." 

Most books are removed from the 
library by students without being 
checked out because students fail to br- 
ing their id. cards, necessary to check 
out books, with them. The id. cards are 
used because the library staff found 
that class they were unable to read 
students' signatures and that identifica- 
tion was necessary. 
Library aide Bernie Kelley said that 

Continued on page 2 

T«F. WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Frlday, November 30, 1879-Page 2 


Schmoldt's resignation 

Two months ago, after the faculty requested a fivepercent 
emergency supplement and a subsequent twenty-percent salary 
increase, we wrote that good teachers were becoming increas- 

'"I^Sctooldrs resignation last week, the fourth such decision 
bv a faculty member in the past six months, confirms that feel- 
ing and reveals a trend that has been painfully obvious to many 
professors here for some time: the advantages of teaching at 
Washington College no longeroutweigh the many hardships. 

With the loss of Schmoldt, the problem of the faculty s sa ary 
and its consequences for faculty morale becomes one the College 
can no longer ignore. Schmoldt may literally be irreplaceable 
Even if someone else is willing to teach his larger- han-normal 
course load for lower-than-normal pay, no one could do all the 
things he has done for other departments and the administration. 

Although the problem the College faces is not simply a matter 
of increasing faculty salaries (three of the four professors who 
have left in the last six months have not gone to other schools but 
into industry, suggesting that low salaries are epidemic in higher 
education today), it does concern money. Schmoldt is too much 
of a gentleman to say so, but his reason for leaving was probably 
the College's failure to respond to three needs in his department: 

t A replacement for the Computing Center's outdated IBM 


• Another faculty member. . 

• A sizeable increase in the near poverty-level salary of his 

Those grievances, in addition to offers from private industry, 
must have combined to make it impossible for Schmoldt to stay 
any longer. It may not be long before no faculty will stay at 
Washington voluntarily. 

The Board of Visitors and Governors ought to authorize the 
emergency five-percent supplement. That action should be 
followed by the twenty percent increase next year. Low faculty 
morale has already undermined the educational quality of the 
College The loss of Schmoldt, and rumors that his resignation 
will not be the last this semester, make it clear that steps must 
be taken soon for the good of not only the faculty but the College 
as a whole. 

Editor In Chief Geoff Gartnther 

Assistant Editor Katherine Streckfus 

News Editor PeteTurchl 

Sports Editor Rich Schatzman 

Fine Arts Editor Nick Nappo 

Photography Editor Jim Graham 

Business Manager/Copy Editor Charlie Warfleld 

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he believed "there is no malicious in- 
tent involved. People just take the 
books for a day and think they will 
return them, but then the books get 
misplaced." Gillin said, "the thefts 
may be sins of omission ... it is intellec- 
tually dishonest, cheating others of 

Vice President for Finance Gene 
Hessey said that a magnetic-coded 
surveillance system would initially cost 
$12,000 with an annual maintenance of 
$2,000 above cost. Assistant Librarian 
Mariam an Miriam Hoffecker sup- 
ported the purchase of such a system: 
"in the long run it would be less than the 
cost of the loss of books. The disap- 
pearance of books is increasing every 

Two alternatives to the surveillance 
system were discussed at the meeting 
— closed stacks and keeping id cards on 

file at the main desk. Those that at- 
tended the m-eting felt that closed 
stacks would be a great inconvenience 
to staff and students. Having id cards 
filed at the front desk, it was felt, 
wouldn't solve the problem becuase 
because students could still walk out 
without taking time to stop by the desk. 
Because of the high initial cost of the 
system, a source of funds must be 
found. This is currently the biggest pro- 
blem to overcome before the new 
security system can be adopted. 

Assistant Professor of Frence Colin 
Dickson voiced his approval: "most 
campuses have this system. Why 
should we remain an exception." The 
surveillance system was approved as a 
whole by the Library Committee to be 
recommended to the faculty for a final 

SGA Commentary 

Student representation 
to Board requested 

For the past several weeks, this col- 
umn has been devoted to the discussion 
of various problems at Washington Col- 
lege. It has also suggested steps which 
the administration, the faculty and 
students may take to help alleviate 
these problems. At the November 26th 
SGA meeting, a committee was for- 
mulated to investigate and prepare a 


SGA President 

catalogue of resources available to 
students in the surrounding area and to 
look into the possiblities of a student 
center. The committee to reform the 
Student Judiciary is in the final stages 
»f it's work, as is the committee repor- 
ting on violence, vandalism and theft. 
We have by these and other actions 
shown that we are very much con- 
cerned and very willing to help solve 
the current problems faced Washington 


We would like the opportunity to do 

In the Education Amendments of 
1972, United States Senate Bill 659 
stated in part: "One elected student 
should be a fully enfranchised member 
of the governing board of every institu- 
tion of higher education in America." 
In Maryland, Coppin State, Goucher, 
Hood, St. John's, the Universities of 
Maryland, Baltimore and Hopkins all 
have either full voting membership or 
at least formal comittees of open com- 
munication with the governing board of 
the school. Washington College has no 
such arrangement. The current policy 
of the Board allows student observation 
but not free participation. Perhaps the 
members of the Board of Visitors and 
Governors at Washington College could 
enlist in the spirit of cooperation that 
we are attempting to foster to help WC 
and allow full student representation to 
the Board. 


Reid to read 

Mr. Alastair Reid, poet, translator, 
and journalist with The New Yorker 
magazine, will discuss the art of 
translation on Wednesday, December 5, 
at 8 pm in the Sophie Kerr Room. En- 
titled "Lost in Translation," his talk 
will focus on his own experience in 
translating the work of Latin American 
writers, especially Neruda and Borges. 
This lecture is sponsored by the Lecture 
Series Committee and will be followed 
by a reception to which all are invited. 

ID cards requested 

Associate Dean of Students Edward 
Maxcy reported this week that Chester- 
town police and College security guards 
ask all students to carry their ID cards 
when out at night. The police and 
security guards reported having trou- 
ble keeping non-students off campus at 

Library TV on 

The new television set in Miller 
Library is now available to those of the 
college community interested in view- 
ing programs of a general cultural 

Professors and students may reserve 
the set for particular programs by sign- 
ing up in advance at the Circulation 
desk. A loose leaf notebook is provided 
for this purpose which will keep a 
record of the types of programs being 

Gym open on weekends 

Tfre gym will be open on Saturdays 
and Sundays between the hours of 10 
and 5 for use by Washington College 
students, faculty and staff upon presen- 
tation of their WC ID. to the security of- 
ficer on duty. 

The ID will be returned when the in- 
dividuals leaves the building. (Guests 
must be signed in by the member of the 
college community who will be respon- 
sible for the guest's conduct. 

EuUCd tlOtl •Continued from page !• 

through the state, and have them do a 
"credit count." This involves sending in 
records of all courses taken while here, 
and then letting the state decide 
whether or not you should be certified. 
According to Clarke, even this is not a 
guarantee that a student will be cer- 
tified, and is very inconvenient, 

The preliminary results of the team's 
study were presented in an oral report 
on Friday and included critiques of 
each department. This is only the first 
step, however. The committee will send 
a draft of their findings, including 
criticisms, to the school in late 
December. The school will then reply to 
any of the criticisms that it feels is 
necessary, because, said Education 
Department Chairman Sean O'Con- 
ner), "They may not get a full 
understanding of the situation in the 
short time that they are here." The 
State Department of Education will 
then consider the bulk of information, 
including the school's replies, and send 
a final report early next year. 

One of the departments here which 
was critisized was English. One of the 
complaints was that there are no 

courses in nonWestern literature taught 
here. Assistant English Professor 
Richard Gillin feels that this is not a 
valid cirticism because "We are 
limited in the things that we can teach, 
due to our size and the fact that we have 
no one who specializes in non-western 
literature." O'Connor also feels some 
concern over the size of the College. He 
feels that in some cases the people 
evaluating our programs might come 
from large schools, such as the Univer- 
sity of Maryland, and may be judging 
Washington on a level with schools of 
that size. 

Most Washington officials involved 
seemed to feel that the meeting was 
successful and a profitable experience, 
although O'Connor said "We do plan to 
reply to a few things." 

Said Clarke: "The positive aspects of 
the meeting certainly outweigh the in- 
conveniences that it caused." O'Conner 
said "If we can do what they are ask- 
ing, and meet their standards, then the 
schools that our people work in will be 
better for it." He added that the Depart- 
ment of Education is already planning 
the next evaluation, in 1984. 

DiMaggio discusses 
Fall recruiting 


With the end of the Fall Semester 
close at hand, Director of Admissions 
Mickey DiMaggio and his staff are 
completing their fall recruiting efforts. 

DiMaggio and his staff of three have 
been visiting high schools, college fairs, 
and community colleges as part of their 
effort. DiMaggio said that this year's 
effort was given to Maryland and 
schools within a 150-mile radius from 
the College. The recruiting effort 
decreased in out-of-state areas such as 
New York and the New England area. 

This, however, should not result in a 
decline in out-of-state applications 
since the staff also attended a national 
convention in St. Louis. From October 
8-11, the staff participated in this con- 
vention for high school guidance 
counselors from all over the country. 
There they introduced Washington Col- 
lege to counselors from such states as 
New Mexico and Florida and attended 
various seminars. DiMaggio said there 
may be some definite changes in the 
recruiting stagedy as a result of the 

With applications beginning to come 
in over the Christmas break, the task of 
choosing the Class of 1984 will soon be 
starting. The first -step made after an 
inquiry is received is the mailing of 
various brochures and letters. "Phone 
Power," telephone calls made by pre- 
sent students to prospective ones begins 
at the end of March. In addition, Pre- 
Freshman Day is being planned for the 
spring, along with several other on- 
campus programs. 

Currently, a retention study program 
for all present students at Washington 
College is being worked on. DiMaggio 
said, "One program I would like to see 
initiated is a Post Freshman Day to find 
what the feelings of the freshmen are 
after one semester at Washington Col- 
lege." He said he hopes that this pro- 
gram will be in effect by next semester. 

From the inquiries about the College 
which have been coming in, DiMaggio 
and his staff are in the process of 
preparing their first report. Although 
DiMaggio does not know the exact 
statistics yet, there seems to be more 
inquiries this year than last. The staff is 
also tra-king where the inquiries are 
coming from and determining their 
best course of recruiting strategy for 
next year. 

The current freshman class, DiMag- 
gio said, has a different attitude than 
the Class of 1982 did as freshmen. 
DiMaggio said "based on the statistics 
we have, there doesn't seem to be any 
difference from this year's freshman 
class and last year's. However, I have 
been told by several professors that this 
year's class appears to be more 
motivated and serious about their 
academic classes." The standards 
DiMaggio will apply to the applications 
for next year's class will be no different 
than in the past, DiMaggio said. 

DiMaggio says quite a few transfers 
will enroll in January 1980. The Admis- 
sions Staff also intends to begin an in- 
tensive recruiting program for 
transfers in the state of Maryland in 

160 students give up 
turkeys for Thanksgiving 

WC News Bureau 

Chestertown, MD— This year, more 
than 160 Washington College students 
gave up their turkey when the college 
served its annual Thanksgiving dinner 
on Wednesday, November 14. As they 
have for the past four years, the 
students asked that the 20 extra turkeys 
be turned over to the Kent County 
Department of Social Services to be 
distributed to local families who would 
not other wise have a traditional turkey 
dinner on Thanksgiving Day. 

According to Dave Knowles, Director 
of Food Services at Washington Col- 
lege, the students should be proud of the 

extra effort they put out this year in get- 
ting many more students to give up 
their turkey. The Student Government 
Association was responsible for en- 
couraging so many students to join the 
effort. "They are the ones who initiated 
the idea and carried it through," said 
Knowles. "I just cook the turkeys, as 

The birds were cooked and spilt and 
will be distributed to local households 
on Wednesday. This Thanksgiving, 
30-J0 families were able to share in the 
generosity of the Washington College 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Frlday.November 30, 1079-Page S 

Seidman to give 
reading this week 



Assistant Professor of English Hugh 
Seidman will give a reading of his own 
poetry on Wednesday, December 12. 

Seidman, who Is filling in for best- 
selling novelist and basketball star 
Robert Day, has published two books of 
poetry: Blood Lords and Collecting 
Evidence. "The bracelet," a poem 
form the former collection, was issued 
as a Broadside earlier this semester. 

Seidman recently concluded a four- 
lecture series entitled Contemporary 
Directions in American Poetry. The 
subjects of the lectures were Adrienne 
Rich, Clayton Eshlemen, John Ashbery 
and George Oppen, four poets who, ac- 
cording to Seidman, represent four 
very different aspects of American 
poetry. In general the lectures gave a 
brief overview of each poet's life, a 
sampling of their work, and an explana- 
tion of what each of these poets is trying 
to accomplish. 

The series was particularly In- 
teresting not just because, as English 
Department Chairman Nancy Tatum 
said in her introductions to the Lectures 
"Most of us probably aren't familiar 
with these writers," but because Seid- 
man has a special insight as a poet in 

addition to knowing one or two of the 
writers personally. The lecture on Rich 
was perhaps the most clear and 
descriptive, while coincidentally being 
the longest of the four. Seidman 
madeclear connections between Rich's 
attitudes toward feminism and isolated 
incidents in her life and her poetry. 

In contrast, the lecture on Ashbery, a 
particularly enigmatic poet, was an at- 
tempt to convey to the audience some 
explanation of what Ashbery is trying 
to do. Seidman said that this poet does 
little rewriting and Is Interested In the 
sound of his poems; he attempts to 
write "songs" of a sort. At a discussion 
after the lecture Seidman said that he 
found Ashbery "unreadable," but that 
he wanted to give the lecture to 
demonstrate another aspect of contem- 
porary poetry. Ashbery Is the winner of 
the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book 
Award, and the National Book Critics 
Circle Award for Sell-Portrait in a Con- 
vex M/rrorln 1976. 

While filling In for Day this semester 
Seidman has taught three classes of 
creative writing. His reading next week 
will be the only reading of his own work 
that he will give during his stay. 

Zavatsky: "Reading public 
for poetry growing steadily" 


News Editor 

Doubleday doesn't even have a 
poetry editor. Harper and Row 
publishes three books of poetry each 
year. That, says William Zavatsky, is 
why he became a small press publisher. 

Zavatsky, who spoke here this past 
Wednesday, said that although the ma- 
jor commercial publishers do not print 
much poetry, "the reading public for 
poetry is growing steadily." He went on 
to say that he began his career as a 
magazine publisher, then printed a 
book for a friend at The Print Shop, a 
governmentfunded publisher in 
Brooklyn. After the succuss of that ef- 
fort Zavatsky set up his own business in 
his apartment in New York. 

"There's a great renegade tradition 
of publishing your own book of poems," 
he said, using Walt Whitman's Leaves 
of Grass as an example. He also said 
that he thinks there is "a lot of good 
poetry out there that isn't being 
published. I publish books because I 
want to read them. I figured if I wanted 
to read them, maybe someone else 

Zatavsky's company, Sun Press, has 

published 16 books in Its four-and-a-half 
years of existence, and will issue seven 
more volumes by the end of this coming 
January. Most of his publishing has 
been made possible by grants from the 
Literary Program of the National En- 
dowment of the Arts. Zavatsky said 
that although he has won awards two 
years in a row for "Best Book of Poetry 
Published by a Small Press," he hasn't 
received a grant for the upcoming year, 
so he'll be forced to suspend operation 
until late summer or fall. Beginning In 
1981 he hopes to publish two issues of his 
magazine, Sun, and eight books every 
year. "I'm not interested in staying in 
business, though," he says, "I'm In- 
terested in publishing books I like." 

Zabatsky is also a poet, and he gave a 
reading in the Sophie Kerr room 
Wednesday night. Most of his selec- 
tions, such as "Lunch Counter En- 
counter," "Uglily," and "Morphology 
of Fetus" were intended to be 
humorous. At one point a member of 
the audience, Isaac Van Ducke, spon- 
taneously joined the poet on harmonica 
for a rendition of "Vampire Blues." 

ELM Photography Editor Jim Graham put together this panoramic view of the lower end of campus. 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Frlday, November 30, 1979-Page 4 

Cagers roll over St. Mary's, 83-76, in season opener 


Sports Editor 

Tuesday night the Washington Col- 
lege basketball team officially opened 
its 1979-80 season with an 83-76 victory 
over St. Mary's College. The Shoreman 
Shoremen built what seemed to be an 
insurmountable 71-54 lead with 6:38 left 
in the game, only to see it dwindle away 
with some shabby passing and poor foul 
shooting late In the game. 

Other than these problems, however. 
WC played a fine game. St. Mary's was 
a formidable opponent, but there 
wasn't much doubt as to who had the 
better team. Joe Moye led the scoring 
with 18, fourteen of which came in the 
first half Jim Corey added 17 and Rich 
Dwyer had 16, Karl Fornoff had 10 
points and played some outstanding, 
hustling defense. David Blackwell had 8 
points and 8 rebounds, in addition to 
playing a fine floor game. The rest of 
the scoring had Rich Schatzman with 9, 
Craig Langwost with 4, and Bill 
Graham with 1 

Although it was very nice to get the 
first win under our belts, we have no 
time to dwell upon it. The biggest game 
of the year is Saturday night at 7:30 as 
Widener comes to WC looking for 
revenge. Last we embarrassed the 


Chester, Pa. school by handing them 
their first MAC loss in two years. A.dd 
the crowd abuse at the game on top of 
that, and we come to one conclusion: 
they're out going to be out to get us, 222 
CAGE NOTES: Freshman Cecil 
Sapp, injured in a car accident two 
weeks ago, didn't play much on 
Tuesday, but is expected to see action 
on Saturday. Rich Dwyer had 10 re- 
bounds to go along with his 16 points 
Tuesday. Captain Joe Moye scored our 
'irst basket of the season. 

Jim Corey slides by a Karl Fornoff pick toward the hoop 

Two new committees Smoking ban, lecture series 

formed at SGA meeting discussed at SAB meeting 



The establishment of two new com- 
mittees was the highlight of Monday's 
brief Student Government Association 

After discussion about the commit- 
ment of the SGA to try to improve the 
quality of the College and its social 
aspects, the Senate voted on two new 

The first was formed "to compile a 
catalogue of facilities available to col- 
lege students in and around the Ches- 

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tertown area," said SGA President Jay 
Young. "We hope, this semester, to 
publish semester make use of those 
facilities. For example, it will make 
students aware of the Chesapeake Col- 
lege swimming pool and possibly have 
buses to it next semester." The Com- 
mittee is headed by George Dennis, 
President of the Junior Class. 

The second Committee was formed 
"to look into the possibility of a student 
center and possibly an extension of the 
coffee house" said Young. Dave 
Panasci will head the Committee. 

In addition, the Residence Committee 
talked about the possibility of landscap- 
ing the Kent Quadrangle. "This is the 
action we've been talking so much 
about," said Young. 

A ban on smoking in classrooms and 
the proposed SGAsponsored lecture 
series were the topics discussed at the 
November 19th meeting of the Student 
Academic Board. Sophomore Mike 
Garvey's proposal to submit to the 
faculty a ban on smoking in classrooms 
was unanimously accepted by the 
Board. The proposal could urge pro- 
fessors to support a no smoking policy 
during classes. 

An SGA sponsored lecture series was 
again discussed by the Board. The 
series would allow students and faculty 
another medium in which to participate 
in discussion outside of the classroom 
Tentatively, the lectures would begin 

directly after dinner and become a 
regular, weekly event involving a large 
portion of the student population. The 
SGA lectures would be in competition 
with the William James Forum and the 
Lecture Series, perhaps even coor- 
dinating the two groups in an effort to 
provide better scheduling of lectures on 
campus. Says President Paul Drink, "A 
large amount of SGA money goes to the 
Williatn James Forum, yet it does not 
draw a large attendance." He plans to 
initiate incentives for participating in 
the proposed series, as is done at Har- 
vard, in hopes of attracting guest 
speakers and increasing the popularity 
of the various lecture series on campus. 

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Volume 51 Number 12 

Final Issue of 

College obtains funding for new computer 

McLain to seek faculty salary increase 

Twelve percent increase in sight, 
but faculty not satisfied 


The College's loon-to-be-repUced IBM 1130 

$125,000 Hodson grant will 
buy replacement for IBM 1 1 30 



The College has obtained $125,000 
from the Hodson Trust for the purchase 
of a new computer, President Joseph 
McLain announced at Monday 1 s faculty 

Although funding for the long sought- 
after computer will become available 
later this month, the installation date 
has not been set yet, said McLain. The 
type of computer to be purchased, 
however,— a PDP-11— has been pro- 
posed by Computing Center Director 
Bill Schmoldt, who last week resigned 
effective at the end of the semester. 

"It's an ideal system," said Schmoldt 
of the PDP-11. "You'll be able to offer a 
great deal" more than with the IBM 

Math Department Chairman Richard 
Brown said, "What it means essentially 
is that one has a greater variety of 
languages to work with" in the PDP-11. 

Schmoldt said he would like to see 
boht PASCAL and BASIC taught with 
the new computer. The only computer 
language currently taught at the Col- 
lege is FORTRAN. 

"The best idea would be to have two 
levels taught— one for students whose 
interests do not lie in computing, and 
one for those whose interests do," said 

Economics Department Chairman 
Mike Bailey, one of the most frequent 
users of the computer, warned that, 
"The computer isn't the whole show. 

You need people there to run it, and to 
make its use easief . You need someone 
with enthusiasm and dedication and all 
the things Bill Schmoldt had." 

The College has not yet announced its 
plan to fill Schmoldt's position as Com- 
puting Center Director and Assistant 
Professor of Mathematics. 

College President Joseph McLain will 
recommend a more than twelve per- 
cent increase in faculty and staff 
salaries at tomorrow's Board of 
Visitors and Governors' meeting. 
I McLain announced his intention to 
3 the faculty Monday night, saying that 
£ he will suggest a $250,000 salary in- 
j. crease pool— double last year's $125,000 
a pool, which represented a six percent 
>^ increase in salaries at the time. 
* "The final amount of the pool will de- 
■S pend on how well we do this year," said 
£ McLain at the meeting, adding that that 
amount would be determined by the 
Board's Budget and Finance Commit- 
tee in February. "(But) unless I miss 
my prediction, that amount of money 
will be set aside." 

Later in the week, McLain said that 
the $250,000 pool "is what I'm going to 
propose, support, and fight for." 

Not yet satisfied 

The faculty, which in October asked 
for a five percent emergency supple- 
ment in January and a twenty percent 
increase next year, was not entirely 
satisfied with the President's an- 

"While I'm very appreciative of that 
pay increase," said Associate Pro- 

fessor of Economics Mike Malone, "it 
just barely keeps up with the inflation 
rate," which he said is expected to 
reach thirteen percent by the end of the 

"This faculty has not kept up with in- 
flation since 1973, Malone said to 
McLain. "I would implore you to ask 
for a pay Increase of something in the 
area of twenty percent." 

Falls to relieve difficulties 

Malone said after the meeting that 
the proposed increase "will fail to 
relieve the financial difficulties of the 

"The pay increase we got this 
September has already been offset by 
inflation. ..By the time we get a twelve 
percent increase next September, we'll 
have lost nine percent (to inflation)." 

Economics Department Chairman 
Mike Bailey agreed that the faculty was 
not satisfied. 

"The indication seems to be that as 
satisfying as the increase in the size of 
the pool is to faculty, that simply is not 

"I think what the faculty would like to 
have from the adminsitration," Bailey 
added, "is some assurance that infla- 
tion isn't going to completely overtake 

Grievance spelled out in resolution 

Faculty disputes Board's 
response to "financial exigency" issue 

Look again 

Visiting Poet Hugh Seidman will give 
a reading of his new work this Tuesday, 
December 11th, not Wednesday, De- 
cember 12th, as was reported in last 
week's elm. 

The faculty Monday night endorsed 
unanimously a resolution stating its 
disapproval of the Board of. Visitors and 
Governors' response to faculty concern 
over the controversial "exigency 

"Mainly, it's a statement of our posi- 
tion vis a vis the letter we received 
from (Board Chairman) Dean (Robert) 
Roy on October 10th," said Dr. Michael 
Bailey, chapter president of the 
Association of American University 

Mining the point 

The resolution, which as submitted 
by Bailey received the unanimous sup- 
port of the faculty, cited three reasons 
for the disapproval: "It is our convic- 
tion that Dean Roy's views conflict with 
the charter of Washington College, 
represent a selective reading on the 
legal opinion expressed in the Goucber 
College case, and seem to miss the 
point of the faculty's original request 
dated October 2, 1979." 


Roy's letter, in response to the facul- 
ty's request for a joint administration 
-faculty committee to study procedures 
should "financial exigency" arise, 
stated that "the faculty has been 
alarmed, we think unnecessarily, 
because no change in policy is in- 

Roy's letter went on to say that the 
Board could not delegate Its respon- 
sibility— a statement the faculty 
disagreed with in its resolution. 

"This statement appears to conflict 
with Article VI of the Charter of 
Washington College..., which states: 
...the. ..president 2 and pro- 
fessors.. .shall be capable of exercising 
such powers and authorities as the 
Visitors and Governors. ..think 
necessary to delegate to them... 
...Clearly, then, the Charter does not 
prevent the Board from sharing or 
delegating whatever authority it may 
find appropriate for ensuring the 
welfare and proper governance of the 

The faculty also addressed Roy's 
assertion at the October Board meeting 
that "good will will prevail to the max- 
imum degree" in situations of financial 

"While we do not question the sinceri- 
ty or good faith of the Board or the Ad- 
ministration," states the resolution, 
"we do believe that if it is desirable that 
their implicit powers of termination be 
made explicit in the college by-laws, 
then it is equally desirable that the im- 
plicit procedural rights of tenured 
members of the faculty be made 
similarly explicit." 

The resolution ends with a request for 
reconsideration by the Board. "The 
plea remains a call for reasonable rules 
in place of indefinite authority." 

Bailey, -who asked only that the 
resolution be Included in the minutes of 
the December faculty meeting and not 
sent directly to the Board, said "I hope 
they'll reconsider, but 1 wouldn't bet on 

THE WASHINGTON CO' ■' fr.v. F.l .M-Frldav. December 7, 1»7»-Pa«e 1 

editorial Looking ahead to the Eighties 

Turbulent. That word best describes the atmosphere here as 
we leave the seventies and head into the Eighties. Every issue 
from student representation on the Board to the very existence of 
the small, liberal arts college seems to be reaching a crisis just 
as the College nears its Bicentennial. Here are some of the pro- 
blems facing Washington College in the 1980s. 

•Many believe the decline of faculty morale signals the beginn- 
ing of the end for the College. But when President McLain an- 
nounced at last Monday's faculty meeting that he would recom- 
mend to the Board of Visitors and Governors that the pool for 
salary increases be doubled to a quarter of a million dollars, 
faculty spirits seemed to rise, at least for the moment. 
Economics Professor Mike Malone was quick to point out, 
however, that doubling last year's average six percent raise to 
about twelve percent still leaves the faculty behind the current 
thirteen percent inflation rate. The Administration counters that 
no one is keeping up with inflation these days. The question that 
remains is why Washington College faculty salaries continue to 
lag behind those of virtually every other school in the state. 

•The acquisition of funding for the new computer is perhaps 
the most significant financial achievement in recent years, and 
President McLain is to be commended for his quick action (two 
weeks from submission of the written request to funding). But 
problems may arise after the computer is turned on and so- 
meone is needed to run it. Will the College hire two people to fill 
Bill Schmoldt's dual role 222 as Computing Center Director and 
Assistant Math Professor? Or will it discover someone else will- 
ing to be paid one salary for two jobs? The College will have to 
solve this dilemma as early as next semester. 

•The faculty is not the only group having trouble com- 
municating with the Board of Visitors and Governors. SGA 
President Jay Young has called for some form of dialogue bet- 
ween students and the Board. Among other issues, Young wants 
to discuss the lack of facilities here and its relation to campus 

vandalism. Swimming pools and student centers may seem like 
luxuries in light of the faculty's need to maintain a decent stan- 
dard of living, but at least the interest shows a renewal of student 
concern for the welfare of the College. The Board would do well 
to listen to some of the SGA's ideas. 

•The immediate problem resulting from the Elm's forced 
budget cutback has been the disappointment of seeing only half 
as much newspaper each week. The long term— and perhaps 
larger— problem concerns the paper's future. Reduction In size 
has resulted in a corresponding reduction in student support and 
enthusiasm, endangering the paper's existence as early as next 
year. In order to insure the paper's continuity, we need a large 
pool of reporters who will be eager eventually to take on the 
responsibilities of editors. In order to maintain the interest of 
reporters, we need space for them to fill. For this, we need an 
eight-page format. During the Bicentennial celebration, only a 
year-and-a-half away, a healthy student newspaper will be 

•The Admissions Office has taken most of theblame for the 
College's decreasing academic standards. But the 
lowering of once-high standards appears now to be the price of 
keeping the College above water financially. This is the most 
perplexing problem of all, one for which there may not be an im- 
mediate solution. But it is nonetheless a problem, and it won't go 
away by refusing to admit that we have in fact lowered our stan- 
dards in the past few years. 

General Chairman of the Third Century Campaign Phillip J. 
Wingate said at the October Board meeting that this College's 
problem is, and always has been, a lack of money. The fund- 
raising campaign, with its ambitious goals for dramatically in- 
creasing the College's endowment, hopes to alleviate the pro- 
blem at the start of the College's third century. The 1980s may 
turn out to be the most crucial decade in the long history of 
Washington College. 

Letter to the Editor 

Communication between Board and students requested 

The following is an open letter to the 
CoUege 's Board of Visitors and Gover- 
nors from Student Government Asso- 
ciation President Jay Young. 

The primary purpose of this letter is 
to communicate some of the feelings 
the students of Washington College 
have on the current state of the College. 
My first concern in writing this letter is 
to insure that it is received in the man- 
ner in which it is intended. The SGA, as 
a representative body of the students of 
the College, has perceived a strong con- 
cern for the mounting problems the Col- 
lege is experiencing. We have ex- 
pressed some of these feelings in the 
Elm 's last three issues and now hope to 
restate and explain these feelings and 
communicate them to you directly. 

The intention of this letter is three- 
fold: we intend to explain what we 
perceive the current problems facing 
the College to be; we would like to ex- 
press our sincere concern about the Col- 
lege in general and most specifically 
these problems; and finally speaking 
we would like to offer our assistance 
and suggest possible solutions. 

Comparatively speaking, Washington 
College is very much behind the times 

in terms of facilities. According to our 
research, Washington is the only col- 
lege in the state of Maryland without a 
swimming pool. We are also the only 
college without a student center to 
speak of. We have a tremendous asset 
in the Chester River and the Truslow 
Boathouse which we have refused to 
take advantage of. Despite repeated re- 
quests by students, Resident Assis- 
tants, and Deans of Students, our cam- 
pus security "force" remains totally in-, 
adequate. The Hill Dormitories, given" 
the last rites two years ago, remain un- 
touched. The facilities provided by the 
town do little to alleviate the problem, 
and the gas crisis hinders the efforts to 
find entertainment elsewhere. 

This severe lack of facilities affects 
the College in two major ways: first, it 
greatly hinders enrollment in both 
quality and quanity. Lack of quanity 
means less money and lack of quality 
means lowering standards. No one can 
deny that we are suffereing from these 
ailments. In 1976, 49.6 percent of the 
students that enrolled in Washington 
College were in the top fifth of their 
class. In 1979, that figure has dropped to 
29.7 percent. Average SAT scores have 

Editor in Chief Geoff Garlnther 

Assistant Editor Katherine Streckfus 

News Editor Pete Turchi 

Sports Editor Rich Schatzman 

Fine Arts Editor Nick Nappo 

Photography Editor Jim Graham 

Business Manager/Copy Editor Charlie Warfleld 

Faculty Advisor RichDeProspo 

THE ELM Is the official newspaper of Washington College, published by and for 
students. It Is printed at the Delaware State Printing Company every Friday 
with the exception of vacations and Exam Weeks. The opinions expressed on 
these pages, with the exception of those under the headings of LETTERS TO 
THE EDITOR and COMMENTARY are those of the editor and staff. The ELM 
is open business hours; Monday through Friday, 778-2800, ext. 321. 

dropped 73 points in the same period. 
After midterm examinations, 48 per- 
cent of the freshmen males found 
themselves with grades of two Ds, or 

The second way we are affected by 
this lack of facilities is in the behavior 
of those already enrolled. It seems the 
major topic of conversation this year is 
violence, vandalism, and theft. While 
we realize that this lack of facilities 
should In no way be an excuse for such 
problems, it is most definitely a 
primary cause. One need only walk 
around the campus in the springtime 
and see the flurry of lacrosse balls, 
frisbees, footballs, and baseballs flying 
through the air, the stereos, games, 
sunbathers, runners, cookouts, and con- 
certs to see this. What happens in the 
winter? What is there to do? The only 
facility available is the gym, and due to 
intercollegiate sports practices, and in- 
tramural games, the gym Is virtually 
booked from 4:00 a.m. till 11:00 4:00 
a.m. till 11:00 p.m. If one were to read 
the faculty 'report on violence, van- 
dalism, and theft, one would answer 
what It is we do with one word : drink. It 
Is important to remember, however, 
that alcohol is not the problem — it Is 
merely a symptom of the problem of 
outdated facilities. 

Another major problem at the Col- 
lege is faculty salaries How does the 
College expect to attract quality 
educators to fill the position of the four 
professors who have resigned in the last 
six months if they are unwilling to pay 
them? More importantly, what about 
the morale of the current staff? How 
can a professor be expected to maintain 
an enthusiastic attitude about his pro- 
fession when his very livelihood is in- 
secure. How would a student feel walk- 
ing into an all-night grocery store and 

seeing his college professor behind the 
counter or busing tables at a local 

We realize that Washington College is 
feeling the same devastating effects 
that the state of the economy is impos- 
ing on everyone. We also realize that 
Washington College is facing the same 
special difficult times that face all 
small liberal arts colleges. But, if 
unlike a lot of them, we are going to sur- 
vive definite steps must be taken to ad- 
dress these problems. 

The SGA has been making great ef- 
forts to Identify and resolve as many of 
these problems as are within our grasp. 
We would like to do more. We would like 
to establish a method of more formal 
communication with the Board. In the 
Education Amendments of 1972, United 
States Senate BUI 659 stated in part 
"one elected student should be a fully 
enfranchised member of the governing 
board of every institution of higher 
learning in America." In Maryland, 
Coppin State, Goucher, Hood, St. 
John's, the University of Maryland, 
Baltimore, and Hopkins have all either 
full voting membership or at least for- 
mal committees of open communica- 
tion with the governing boards of the 

We care about Washington College. 
We are trying to foster a spirit of 
cooperation to help solve the problems 
of Washington College. We ask that you 
consider seriously the contents of this 
letter and take steps to establish some 
formal line of communication with the 

Most sincerely and 

respectfully submitted 

Jay Young 


Student Government Association 

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778-1480 758-1453 


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THE W ASmN OTON cm .le ge ELM-Frlday, December 7 1879-Page a 

Attrition: students give different reasons for leaving 


Assistant Editor 

Half of this year's Freshman class 
probably won't graduate from 
Washington College in 1983. 

Only fifty percent of the Freshman 
class of 1975 made it to graduation this 
past June. The average attrition rate 
for colleges and universities nationwide 
is also about fifty percent. 

Why do students leave Washington 
College*.) Some of those who plan to 
withdraw after this semester gave the 
reasons for their decision. 

Freshman Jesse Wittich said "I was 
dissappointed in the academics here 
because so little is offered." Wittich 
plans to transfer to a university to ma- 
jor in Environmental Studies. 

Wittich also said she is dissappointed 
in the limited women's sports offered at 
the College. She was involved in Field 
Hockey and Lacrosse in high school. 

"One thing that's making it hard for 
my decision is I've met so many nice 
people. It's hard for me to leave 
because I like it, but I'm thinking more 
about my future, I guess," Wittich said. 

Freshman Susan Fowler, from 
Delaware, said the major factor in her 
decision is cost. "Academically, 
Washington College is a great school, 
and I've made a lot of friends here, but I 
think I can be just as happy at Universi- 
ty of Delaware, and for a lot less 
money, and that's a pretty unbeatable 
combination." She added, "The 

Pegasus: better organization; 
more coverage 


News Editor 

Better organization and more com- 
plete coverage. These are Bonnie Nelle 
Duncan's major goals for the 1980 
Pegasus, Duncan, the editor-in-chief 
for next year's yearbook, said that one 
of the major complaints about the 1979 
book was that it was unorganized. Her 
plans to combat the problem include 
dividing the book into three sections: 
Academia, Activities, and Athletics. 

The first of these sections will include 
senior and faculty portraits organized 
by the academic department. "This 
idea was tried here several years ago," 
Duncan said, "but this year we plan to 
upgrade the presentation of the 
academic side of Washington College 
by devoting some coverage to what ac- 
tually goes on in the classroom, what a 
liberal arts and sciences education 
means to people here, and what 
academic programs are unique to 
Washington College." Duncan plans to 
present several "profiles" of in- 
teresting students and faculty 
members in the form of short "human 
interest" stories in this section as well 
as to cover seniors and academics with 
more candid photos. 

Activities is the name that Duncan 
has given to the traditional student-life 
section of the yearbook. "Coverage in 
this section will actually center on 
social activities and events that con- 
tribute to the student life of the campus. 
Our coverage of. clubs is going to be 
more activity-oriented than ever 
before," Duncan said. "Last year, the 
Greek organizations were each covered 
with just one group shot. This year, we 
are going to give each fraternity and 
sorority two pages so we can cover the 
activities they host that arc open to the 
whole campus — like the Sigs' Hallo- 
ween Party or Alpha Chi Omega's 
Casino Night — since we believe their 
events really do contribute to the social 
atmosphere here. 

"There are a lot of clubs here no one 
hears much about," Duncan continued, 
"but If they have any activities that 

they let us know about, they are going 
to get in the book." Duncan also said 
that she is going to attempt to present 
the other aspects of student life, in- 
cluding such traditional events as 
Freshman Orientation, Homecoming, 
and the Washington Birthday Convoca- 
tion and Ball, in a more organized way 
than last year by handling them with a 
thronological approach. 

The athletics coverage will remain 
virtually the same as last year, with 
equal coverage being given to each 
sport. Duncan said that she wants to 
correct a mistake made in several past 
yearbooks by accurrately and com- 
pletely identifying every person in each 
team and group photograph. 

A running motif will unify the book. 
"We feel that Washington College is a 
school with a past," Duncan said, "and 
we hope one with a future as well. Since 
the College's bicentennial is ap- 
proaching, we are going to feature in 
the book various photographs from the 
'old days' on division pages. Everyone 
likes to look at old pictures. And this 
will give us a way to present our theme 

Pegasus 1980 will be 160 pages long, 
16 pages longer than the book produced 
last year. Duncan chose to forego color 
and special effects in order to increase 
coverage in the book. The yearbook will 
be available in early September. "What 
I'm trying to do with the Pegasus, "said 
Duncan, 'Ms to tackle the production of 
a yearbook from a Journalistic ap- 
proach and to deliver the best yearbook 
we can get for our money." 

The yearbook staff has not yet chosen 
a cover design, so anyone who has any 
ideas can contact the yearbook staff 
prior to the end of the semester. In addi- 
tion to Duncan, the staff consists of 
Randy Watson, Assistant Editor; Mary 
Van Tuyl, Editorial Assistant; and 
photographers Rick Adelberg; 
Freeman Dodsworth; Sallie Everitt; 
Jim Graham; Joyce Grinvalsky; Joe 
Holt; and Bob Leonard. 

Publications Board to recommend 
activities fee increase 

The Board of Publications will 
recommend to the Board of Visitors and 
Governors an increase of as much as $3 
per student in the portion of the ac- 
tivities fee allocated to the Elm next 

That decision came after the Publica- 
tions Board approved the proposed 
1980-81 Elm budget of $11,407. In order 
to meet that figure, the Elm's portion of 
the activities fee per student next year 
would have to be between $16.29 and 
$16.90, based on enrollment estimates 

ranging from 675 to 700 students. The 
Elm's current allocation per student 

The proposed 1980-81 budget is based 
on 25 eight-page issues and represents 
an almost $1,200 increase over 1978-79 
expenditures, also based on 25 eight- 
page issues. Next year's budget also in- 
cludes $600 debt toward retirement of 
the $1,600 incurred by last year's Elm. 

The Board also approved a final 
budget of $7,812 for this year's Elm, 
including $300 for debt retirement. 

smallness of the school is a little pro- 
blem ; it's kind of limiting. I'm looking 2 
forward to a large university." 

Two freshmen said that they plan to 
transfer because they decided to major 
in subjects that the College does not of- 
fer. Mary Kearney, who will leave after 
Spring semester, wants to major in 
Nutrition. "If they had Nutrition here, 
stay here," she said. Linda Morton 
plans to transfer to Gallaudet College to 
major in Special Education. "It has 
nothing to do with the College itself or 
the people, "she said. 

Several students wished to remain 
anonymous. A male freshman said, "I 
was going to major In Math, but I'm 

more interested now in Computer 
Science." But the main reason, he said, 
is that the school is too small. "It's just 
like high school. You see the same peo- 
ple all the time doing the same thing." 

A male sophomore complained that 
the course selection Is too limited. "I 
can find courses in my major, but other 
than that, it is pretty hard to find what I 
like. I think there are better op- 
portunities at other schools," he said. 

Another male said he is leaving 
because he will lose his financial aid 
since his grades are too low, and he can- 
not afford to continue without it. "I 
have a girlfriend at home, and I try to 
get home as much as I can. It gets ex - 
pensive," he said. 

J " 

"you have to have the mentality of a fool or a saint to be a translator. It's an 
unrewarding area of writing, but I find It fascinating," said Alastalr Held 
Wednesday night during a lecture on the art of translation. 




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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Frlday , December 7. lCT-Pafle 4 



Since the triumphant return of 
Ayatullah Khomeini to Iran in 
February 1979, the country has been 
virtually ruled by a powerful, 15- 
member committee composed of six 
Islamic mullahs and seven secular 
figures (there are two vacancies at pre- 
sent) and officially called the Islamic 
Revolutionary Council. (Prime 
Minister Mehdi Bazargan's govern- 
ment, which collapsed in early 
November, was simply a puppet of the 
Council.) Ayatullah Khomeini, Iran's 
supreme ruler, gave the Islamic 
Revolutionary Council a mandate to 
rule the country until the voters would 
approve a new theocratic constitution 
conferring virtually autocratic powers 
on him and elect a National Assembly 
and a President. It is certain that all, or 
most, of the members in the Council 
will play a dominant role in the new 

Ayatullah Khomeini: 

and currently Minister of Economic 
and Financial Affairs, and Sadeh 
Ghotzedah, ex-Director of National Ira- 
nian Radio and Television and the new 
Foreign Minister. Their visable public 
exposure does not signify, however, 
that they are the most influential 
members of the Council. In fact, they 
have acted very much as the Council's 
useful public-relations men, and Bani- 
Sadr's star is in sharp decline at the 

Enjoying his special status as revolu- 
tionary, priest, and politician, 
Ayatullah Khomeini is clearly in 
charge in the Council. But he often 
listens to other voices, as all members 
of the Council are his faithful clerical 
and lay followers. 

One trait all Council members seem 
to share is that they have had very little 
practical governmental experience. A 
careful observation of the Council's 

tional strife, which is further exacer- 
bated by personal rivalries and an- 

The phrase "factional" in the context 
of Iranian politics under Ayatullah Kho- 
meini is never meant to imply that 
there have always been fixed or close- 
knit factions within the Council, con- 
stantly enmeshing themselves in power 
struggle. What it does mean is that the 
Council members have been entering 
Into changing coalitions with some of 
their colleagues in order to maximize 
their own individual influence, and 
often, to influence the Council's deci- 
sion in ideological directions congenial 
to their own point to view. In other 
words, different Council members pro- 
bably ally themselves temporarily with 
other members on specific issues and 
policy-making is significantly in- 
fluenced by debates and conflict among 
them. But policy decisons are obviously 

"...the present conflict between the moderate and militant groups inside Iran's Islamic 
inner power sanctum will be likely to continue until Ayatullah Khomeini decides to 
throw his weight and influence openly and decisively behind one or the other (action..." 

power structure of Iran. 

The Council members have kept their 
identity secret. The most visable 
members of the secretive Council to the 
outside world, especially since the 
takeover of the U.S. Embassy in 
Tehran on November 4, have been Abol 
Hassan Bani-Sadr, ex-Foreign Minister 

decision-making in the past year clear- 
ly indicates that the Council is always 
internally divided. The men at the top 
In Iran have differed among 
themselves, and some seriously and bit- 
terly, on important ideological, policy, 
and other issues in the past. As a result, 
the Council has been effected by fac- 

subjeet to review, and the Council has 
occasionally made the major shifts in 
policy as a result of shifting coalitions 
and balance of power in the highest of 
decision-making councils, suggesting 
that the Council members adjust their 
view to^changing circumstances. Some 
members may constantly or consistent- 

ly remain on one or another side of any 
question, but other members apparent- 
ly shift their ground as they deem 

The Islamic Revolutionary Council at 
the moment can be described as an 
uneasy two-way alliance and neither 
moderate nor militant factions have 
gained total ascendancy in the conse- 
quent tug-of-war. Ayatullah Khomeini 
has remained tn the center of these fac- 
tions to keep them working together by 
intervening whenever a debate between 
them runs aground, but has also 
manipulated them to serve his own 
political purposes. 

Obviously, Iran's Islamic revolution 
still has a long course to run. So the pre- 
sent conflict between the moderate 
amd militant groups inside Iran's 
Islamic inner power sanctum will be 
likely to continue until Ayatullah Kho- 
meini decides to throw his weight and 
influence openly and decisively behind 
one or the other faction at some critical 
juncture of the continuing revolution. 
Since he was catapulted into control of 
a nation of 36 million people, Ayatullah 
Khomeini has never been shackled by 
scruples in disavowing his faithful 
followers when circumstances 
rendered them political liabilities. 

As of this writing, Ayatullah Kho- 
meini's militant clerical followers (Ali 
Akbar Rafsanjani, Mohammed Javad 
Bahonar, Asghar Moussavi-Khoeni, 
and Ayatullah Mohhamed Behesbti) 
are in the ascendency. They see their 
mission as establishing a new Islamic 

Roving Reporter 

Crisis in Iran 

Photography by RICK ADELBERG 

QUESTION : What do you think should 
be done about the situation in Iran? 

Ted Mathias, Georgetown, Freshman 

I think the Shah should not be 
returned. There should be a formal in- 
vestigation by the -U.N. about his 
finances and crimes. 

Doug Hallam , Lutherville, Junior 

"I want to get the hostages out. The 
U.S. has its hands tied; we should try 
economic and diplomatic pressures in 
an attempt to force the Iranians to free 
the hostages." 

Darlene Coleman. Sudlersvllle, Senior 

"I think that we should peacefully 
negotiate with the'Ayatollah and I think 
our major object should be to get the 
hostages back before the end of the 

Joel Roberts, Cambridge, Senior 

"I think we should give an ultimatum 
: a choice between the oil fields or the 
hostages. If he wishes to keep the 
economy, he has to release the 
hostages. It is necessary to show 

Lee McColIough, Queenstown, 

"The last thing that should be done is 
to take military action. What we're do- 
ing now is fine." 

Kathy Wurzbacher, Towson, Freshman 
"I think we should shoot the 

Penny Wetherhold, 

"Abort the Shah." 


Carol Smillie, New Jersey, Senior 
"What situation?" 

How he rules Iran 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Frldiy, Dectmbert, im-Ptui 

state and society and purging Iran of 
foreign (i.e. Western) influence. They 
enjoyed a domina" dominant voice in 
authoring the country's new Islamic 
constitution, which was overwhelming- 
ly approved by the national referendum 
on December 2 and 3, after having rid- 

tive students, Including the mob of self- 
acclaimed students who overran the 
U.S. embassy. They have so far op- 
posed negotiations over the American 
hostages or extradition of the Shah. 

Clearly, Ayatullah Khomeini is a man 
in a hurry. Having waited through 16 

and victory. The Americans working in 
the U.S. embassy in Tehran may have 
fallen victim, most of all, to Khomeini's 
efforts aimed at marshaling support for 
his Islamic revolution, which has been 
floundering In its own disorder. He has 
deliberately kept the current emo- 

"(Khomeni) ... is obsessed with pushing through his vision for Iran, as a Platonic 
Republic with a grand ayatullah as philosopher-king, before his death." 

leader might become more ac- 
commodating in attempting to work out 
a solution to the hostage situation 
Moreover, he must realize that to con- 
duct his continuing Islamic revolution 
on the single emotional Issue of anti- 
Americam rhetoric will not be a proper 
way to deal with dally affairs of the 
country beset by many pressing 
economic and social problems. 

den more or less roughshod over the 
handful of liberals still fighting a rear- 
guard defense of Western ideals. The 
Council's militant clerical majority has 
been very much suspicious of many of 
the members of the liberal opposition to 
the Shah and the Iranians who have 
returned from political exile in the West 
(including, needless to say, such 
secular members of the Council as Abol 
Hassan Bani-Sadr, Sadeh Ghotbzadeh, 
and Ali Akbar Moinfar. ) No matter how 
good their anti-Shah credentials, the 
more western-oriented pragmatists are 
constantly under suspicion of hanker- 
ing after false gods like democracy and 
freedom of the press, heresies that 
presuppose that all government, even 
Islamic theocracies, can go wrong and 
might require public criticism or cor- 

The Council's militant Islamics have 
the closest tics to Iran's politically ac- 

years of exile* he is now, at 79, obsessed 
with pushing through his vision for 
Iran, as a Platonic Republic with a 
grand ayatullah as a philosopher-king, 
before his death. But Khomeini is hard- 
ly immortal, infallible, and omnipotent, 
and he is finding Iranian reality no 
more tractable than did the Shah. As he 
has faced many difficult, and even 
some insurmountable, problems in the 
midst of his struggle to build a consen- 
sus out of chaos and to impose his ideas 
>for a radically different political, 
economic, and social system, he ex- 
presses his frustrations in dark mutter- 
ings about unholy conspiracies 
alledgedly concocted and coached by 
the "Great Satan" (the United States) 
behind Iran's back. 

Ayatullah Khomeini is a. type of man 
who thrives in a crisis. He has always 
believed that "holy war" is a prere- 
quisite to revolutionary committment 

tionally powerful anti-American cam- 
paign going as a unifying force to build 
support and votes for the new Islamic 
Constitution, while at the same time 
wanting to prevent it from getting out of 
control. He has been willing even to 
allow a degree of melodrama and 
rhetoric as long as the current anti- 
American campaign Is under control. 

Seen in this context, the fate of the 50 
American hostages in Tehran may 
hinge more upon a domestic event in 
Iran early in December — the national 
referendum on Ayatullah Khomeini's 
new constitution which may serve as a 
potential watershed in the anti- 
American campaign — than upon 
anything the Carter Administration can 
conjure. Now that the referendum has 
proved overwhelmingly in Khomeini's 
favor as a result of months of carefully 
constructed manipulation of public sup- 
port and emotion, Iran's supreme 

Dr. Ants Everett E. Nuttle Professor of 
Political Science and Chairman of the 
Political Science and International 
Studies Departments. 

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How to prepare for final exams 

As the end of the semester ap- 
proaches, many students are beginning 
to think about how they should study for 
final examinations. 

Although many students fear final ex- 
ams and cram for them at the last 
minute, most professors say that finals 
encompass eomprehessive study 
throughout the semester. 

Members of the faculty were ques- 
tioned on "how students should prepare 
for finals," and generally, they agreed 
that "students should review their texts 
very carefully." 

Here Is some advice from faculty 
members on how to prepare for finals : 

•Dr. Thomas Cousineau, Assistant Pro- 
fessor of English: "Students should Ig- 
nore class notes, memorize the texts, 
and be prepared to make fresh use of 
them. Altogether, they should be fresh 


rather than repetitive." 

•Dr. Colin Dickson, Assistant Professor 
of French: "Students should come to 
class everyday, go over their class 
notes every evening after class, review, 
very carefully any mistakes made in 
their tests, review all reading selec- 
tions, and finally, review all the gram- 
mar explanations found in the text." 

•Dr. Robert Janson-LaPalme, Assis- 
tant Professor of Art: "My finals re- 
quire both objective Information and 
thoughtful analysis. To have a ready, 
insightful knowledge of works of art 
really requires regular study habits 
throughout the semester. But I advise 
students to go as far as outlining 
answers so that they will at least have 
some practice at organizing their 
thoughts when the time comes." 

PACE: "something for everybody" 


"The only negative comment we got 
was (that we need! more publicity," 
said Ann Hoon, director of the Program 
for Adult Continuing Education. 

Students and professors seem to have 
been generally satisfied with the pro- 
gram. "Everyone who took a course 
would like to take another" said Hoon, 
and "basically all- (the professors) 
liked It, and two of the five will teach 
courses again in the Spring." 

Dean of the College Garry Clarke is 
one of those two. His course this 
semester was operas, and he will be 
teaching Symphonic Music in the Spr- 
ing. "They were incredibe people, very 
enthusiastic. I sensed from the people 
that they were glad to be In the class." 

Hoon said, "There was only one 
dropout, because it was not the kind of 
course he had thought it would be." 
Plans for publicity include pamphlets, 
posters and radio spots. Courses next 
semester will begin in March and will 

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Coming For Christmas. 

continue for either four, six or eight 

Courses to be taught include Colonial 
American History, a literature course, 
creative writing, furniture making and 
nutrition. "Not all courses will be 
taught by professors here," said Hoon. 
The literature course will be taught by 
Diane Cousineau, wife of English pro- 
fessor Dr. Thomas Cousineau. May 
Wood, an alumna of the school and a 
published writer, will teach -the 
creative writing course. "I'm eager to 
have women teaching some of the 
courses," added Hoon. A cabinetmaker 
will teach the furniture making class. 
Scheduling will be flexible, as will fees. 
A four week course will be W5, a six 
week course $35 and an eight week 
course $45. Courses will be taught at dif- 
ferent times during the day and even- 
ing. Hoon concluded, "I think it's a very 
exciting program. There's something 
for everybody." 

Modern Language 
Poetry Reading 

draws well 


The annual Modern Language Poetry 
Reading held in the Coffee House 
Thursday, November 29, involved 
students, professors, and six foreign 

The reading, including poems In such 
diverse languages as Hebrew, Por- 
tugese, and Italian drew an audience of 
about thirty people. Not all of the pro- 
fessors who read came from the 
language departments; Political 
Science Professor Daniel Premo read 
works by a Peruvian poet and Stuart 
Knee read poems of the Jewish revival. 

Both language assistants, Gerti 
Braschel and Angeles Grandas, read in 
their respective languages. Braschel 
read several German nonsense poems 
which conveyed any meaning they 
might have had through the sounds of 
the words. Grandas read a poem of pro- 
test against Franco's regime. 

Dr. George Shivers read three poems 
in Portugese, two sonnets by a Por- 
tugese woman and one poem by a 
Brazilian. As he read, he tried to dif- 
ferentiate between the two accents and 
most people, even though they couldn't 
understand the poems, could hear the 
difference in his tone. 

Sophomore Paolo Galli read a 
passage from Dante's Inferno in Its 
original Italian. The sound of the 
passage's final words was meant to 
convey the sound of a body falling' and 
Galli was able to produce this effect. 

The opera Mahagony by Bertoldt 
Brecht was recently presented on 
public television, and Erika Sallocb 
read portions from the libretto. She also 
read some of Brecht's poems about 
America, including one on the majesty 
of Charles Laughton's belly. 

Other readers included Franz Blrgel, 
Thomas Pabon, Lisa Hartsook, and An- 
dre Yon. Thanks to short introductions 
and brief translations, it was possible 
for most of the audience to understand 
most of the poems. It was encouraging 
not only that as many people attended 
as did, but also that so many widely 
spoken but rarely heard languages 
were represented. 

McLain featured on In Person 


Dr. Joseph H. McLain, President of 
Washington College was the featured 
guest on "In Person" broadcast by the 
Maryland Center for Public Broad- 
casting on Friday, November 16 and 
Sunday, November 18. 

Interviewed at his home, the historic 
Hynson-Ringgold House, McLain 
talked freely about himself and about 
the college. 

In addition to being 22nd President of 
Washington College, McLain is also an 
Internationally acclaimed chemist and 
award-winning chemistry teacher. His 
particular interests are solid state 
chemistry and pryrotechnics, which he 
describes as "the art of fire" and hope 
will become a science itself someday. 

McLain first became interested in 
chemistry at the age of ten when his 
parents gave him a chemistry set and 
he began experimenting with various 
"inks and stinks". A good chemistry 
teacher at Baltimore's Polytechnic In- 
stitute and another one at Washington 
College inspired him further. It was not 
until he was a graduate student in 
chemistry at Johns Hopkins University 
that he became interested in teaching. 
He returned to Washington College with 
his Ph.D. from Hopkins in 1946 and has 
been here ever since. 

"The liberal arts college has 
withstood the test of time," according 

to McLain, because a traditional educa- 
tion is needed for any career. Too tradi- 
tional— "I would consider that a com- 
pliment," says McLain. 
Overspecializatlon should be criticized, 
not tradition. Unlike the dinosaur, 
Washington College will not become ex- 
tinct, primarily because McLain is un- 
willing to sacrifice any of the 
specialness 2 of the college by enlarging 
or specializing. What 
specialness— "The desire to teach 
undergraduates all that we know, so 
that perhaps they can tach later on" is 
what makes us special, according to the 

McLain sees the federal government 
as the toughest opponent of the liberal 
arts college. "They give us almost no 
aid whatsoever, and more importantly, 
they threaten our academic freedom," 
he feels. "We need our Independence, 
need to cherish it; independence is at 
the heurt of the liberal arts tradition." 
Of the aid given to colleges in the state 
of Maryland, the private college get 
about 17Vfe% now, but it is expected to 
increase to 2% next year. So far, the 
state has imposed no controls on the 
college it aids. 

An audio tape was made of the pro- 
gram and may be listened to in the 
campus library. An audio-visual tape 
has been ordered and should arrive 
within the next two weeks. 

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The Washington College Chorus, 
directed by a ssista n t p ro f essor of music 
Kathleen Mills, will present a program 
of carols in the First Methodist Church, 
Chestertown, on Saturday, December 8, 
1979, at8:30p.m. 

The program will feature Benjamin 
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women's voices. Men will be joining the 

women for a group of sacred and 
secular carols and lullabies. Elizabeth 
Parcell will be assisting at the organ 
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Shoremen coming off tough loss to Widener 
heading into Wild Goose Tournament 

Cagers dealt 
tough 70-69 loss 


Widener brought its usually strong 
contingent to Russel Gymnasium last 
Saturday and dealt the Shore Cagers a 
tough 70-69 loss, later deemed a 
"dissappointing" defeat by coach Tom 

The first ten minutes ot The game 
were indicative of the battle between 
these two teams. Exchanging baskets, 
Rich Dwyer kept the score close, 
muscling several offensive rebounds 
and taking some "thread the needle" 
passes form Joe Moye. Carl Fornoff, 
Moye, and Jim Corey also added 
baskets. The Shoremen found 
themselves four points down after their 
first time out. 

The lime out seemed wasted, 
however. Widener took advantage of 
some pinpoint shooting by its guards 
and strong offensive rebounding by its 
big men. The game seemed to slow 
down, neutralizing the strong transition 
game of the Shoremen. The half ended 
39-32, in favor of Widener. 

The Shoremen stayed six points 
behind Widener for about 13 minutes of 
the second half. Dwyer continued his 
fine all-around play underneath the 
boards, laving the ball softly off the 
glass. Rich Schatzman appeared to find 
his touch again and let a couple of shots 
go from the top of the key, both 
swishing the nets. 

It suddenly seemed as if the 
Shoremen had caught fire. The five of 
Schatzman, Craig. Langwost. Moye, 
Corey, and Dwyer seemed to click. A 
smooth, twisting lay-up by Langwost 
cut the deficit to 4. Some fine outside 
shooting by Corey and Moye evened the 
scores. However, the Shoremen were 
not finished. Moye and Langwost took 
over and carried them to a four-point 

Then disaster struck with the 
Shoremen holding a 3-point lead and on- 
ly a couple of minutes remaining. 
Dwyer lost the ball and Widener scored. 
Schatzman missed the front end of a 
one and one; Widener got the rebound 
and scored. The result was a time out 
with the Shoremen down one. The ball 
was stolen from Moye and turned into a 
Widener basket. Corey lost a rebound 
and Langwost committed a costly foul, 
and the Shoremen went on to lose 70-69. 


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Tournament set 
for this weekend 

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Four evenly matched teams will 
meet in Chestertown this weekend for 
the opening of the Third Annual Wild 
Goose Classic Basketball Tournament 
to be held on Friday and Saturday, 
December 7 and 8 in Washington Col- 
lege's Cain Athletic Center. 

Opening round action of Friday night 
will see Allentown College (Pa.) face 
Hunter CollegelN.Y.) at 6:15 p.m. 
Washington College will take on New 
Jersey Institute of Technology in the 
8: 15 p.m. nightcap. The losing squads 
from Friday night's action will meet in 
the Consolation Finals on Saturday at 
1:30 p.m., while Friday's winners will 
square off for the Championship Game 
at 3: 30 p.m . Awards will be presented to 
teams and individuals at 5:15 p.m. 

The Shoremen, under the coaching 
guidance of head coach Tom Finnegan 
and assistants Steve Siegrist and 
Father Owen Mullen, have a youthful 
look this season. Departed via gradua- 
tion are last year's Stalwarts, Doug 
Byrne, Steve Dickerson and Joe Wilson. 
Still, Finnegan has five returning let- 
termen and a crop of enthusiastic 

Veterans returning this year include 
junior guard Graig Langwost who 
directed the offense last year and 
average 8.2 points per game. He led the 
team in assists and steals and shot 87. 
from the foul line. Junior center Rich 
Dwyer, who stands 6'6", will be back 
this season, as will sophomore guard 
Harry McEnroe and Junior guard Rich 
Schatzman. Sophomore forward Joe 

Moye who had a fine year last year, 
averaging 9.9 points per game, will 
start on the forecourt. 

Putting together his veteran talent 
and promising newcomers, 2 Finnegan 
expects Moye to be joined in the 
forecourt by sophomore Jim Corey 
(6'5") and freshman Carl Fornoff, a 
6'2" standout from Archbishop Curley 
High School. Dwyer will compete for 
the center spot with freshmen Bill 
Graham <6'4") and Paul Hynson (6'4") 
Langwost and Schatzman returning to 
the guard position assure strength in 
the backcourt. Behind the veterans are 
three talented freshmen— Cecil Sapp 
(6'2")j Chris Glavaris (6') and David 

The Shoremen were victorious in both 
of the previous Wild Goose Classic 
Tournament. Coach Finnegan is confi- 
dent again this season. The Chester- 
town Optimist Club is again sponsoring 
the tournment in an effort to raise 
money for scholarship programs of 
Washington College and the Optimist 
Club and to help fund Optimist youth 

All trophies for teams and individuals 
in the tournament were designed and 
carbed by Bill Coleman of Chestertown 
and will be on display in the lobby 
through the weekend. Entertainment 
between games will be provided by the 
Kent County High School Band. 

Tickets for the two-day event will be 
available at the door, or they may be 
purchased from any member of the 
Chestertown Optimist Club. 

We almost pulled it off 


Sports Editor 
Upsets are what make sports ex- 
citing, and last Saturday night we 
almost pulled it off. Widener has been 
the perennial champion of our division 
for as long as anybody can remember, 
and they will probably come out on top 
again this year. However, last weekend 
we had those guys beaten. We fought 
back from a ten-point deficit and took a 
64-60 lead with about a minute-and-a- 
half left to play. Everything seemed to 
be in our favor. Coach Tom Finnegan 
had all his experienced players in the 
game at this point and the situation 
looked good. But then the roof caved in 
and we fell apart. Turnovers, missed 
foul shots, bad shots, and above all, fall- 
ing down for no apparent reason cost us 
the game. 

Enough about the bad things; let's 
talk about the good things. In what is 
supposed to be a rebuilding year, we 
scared the hell out of the best team in 
our league. We played super ball for 
about 38 minutes of the game. We just 
picked the wrong two minutes to fall 
apart. However, I think we showed 
everyone of the fans that attended the 
game that we are an exciting, fun, and 
talented team. As coach Finnegan 
pointed out before the game, "This is 
not a rebuilding year, it's an improving 
year— and we're going to improve each 
game that we play together." If this 
turns out to be true, the Washington 
College Shoremen are going to be tough 
to beat as the season progresses. 

Tonight marks the beginning of the 
third annual Wild Goose Classic. It will 
be some very fine basketball, and I 
think I'll go out on a limb and say that I 
think we're going to win it for the third 
year in a row. We open with the New 
Jersey Institute of Technology and then 
we'll play the winner of St. Francis Col- 
lege of Allentown, Pa. and Hunter Col- 
lege of New York. The fan support 
against Widener was outstanding and 
we all hope tor more of the same this 

CAGE QUOTES: Doug Byrne, one of 
last year's stars, said following the 
game, "I was really surprised, you 
guys were really tough." Mo Green- 
field, Widener forward, also following 
the game cried, "Playing you guys 
down here is like playing God in 

All-State team I 

WC News Bureau 

Three Shoremen have been named to 
the 1979 Maryland Division II-1II All- 
State soccer team. Ed Athey, who led 
the team to an 11-5-2 record, was named 
coach of the year. 

Both senior fullback Dan Hudson and 
junior goalie Chris Kiefer were named 
to the first team, and sophomore for- 
ward V.J. Filliben made the second 









Probations, Dismissals 
similar to last year's 


' ' Yosemlte Bob" Day has finished another long cattle drive and returned 
to WC. For the exclusive ELM Interview, steer for page four. 

|! The number of students receiving 
o academic probation, academic warn- 
8 ing, or dismissal from the College last 
2 semester is virtually identical to 
2 figures from Fall, 1978, according to 
™ Dean of the College Garry Clarke. 
•g The number of students making 
§ Dean's List was down slightly, from 108 
£ in Fall, 1978 to 93 last semester. 

The most encouraging statistic, ac- 
cording to Clarke, is that 23 students 

Brown, Cadwell replace Schmoldt; 
Segal courses eliminated 

Both the Department of Mathematics 
and Computer Science and the Drama 
Department have made changes either 
in their course offerings or in their 
assignments of courses to department 
members to adjust for their loss of pro- 

Former Computer Center Director 
William Schmoldt's resignation has led 
to some small confusion in the Depart- 
ment of Mathematics and Computer 
Science, but all of Schmoldt's courses 
will be taught this semester either by 
Department Chairman Richard Brown 
or by Assistant Professor of Physics 
Louis Cadwell. Both men will also be 
available to help students in the Com- 
puting Center on various afternoons. 
Brown said that although the schedule 
for student assistants is not completely 
worked out yet, that is normal at the 
beginning of a semester. 

Nancy Wilson, who has recently 
returned from the MITRE Corporation 
where she was serving as a math in- 
tern, will be in the Computer Center to 
help students from 9-12 a.m. and in the 
midafternoon. Student assistants will 
work in the Center at night as they have 
in the past. 

Brown said that members of the math 
and physics departments will become 
more involved with the Computing 
Center, and when a replacement for 
Schmoldt is found that person will not 
necessarily be concerned only with 
computing. Brown expects to have a 
fulltime replacement next September. 

The Computer Center will also 
undergo a major change as a result of 
the College's successful bid for a grant 
to finance a new computer. The new 


Meeting every 
Monday at 7 p.m. 
in our office in the 
basement of HocU 
son Hall. 


News Editor 

machine, a PDP-11, will replace the 
IBM 1130, and Brown says he expects it 
to be here the week after commence- 
ment. Schmoldt, who proposed the new 
system last semester, said of the 
PDP-11, "It's an ideal system." 

Drama Department Chairman 
Timothy Maloney said that he has com- 
pensated for the loss of Assistant Pro- 
fessor William Segal by eliminating the 
Tech II and Design II courses and by 

teaching the second semester of 
History of the Theatre himself. He ex- 
pects to have a replacement for Segal 
next fall. 

The Department will also do one or 
possibly two shows this semester, ac- 
cording to Maloney. Segal acted as set 
designer for the Department's produc- 
tions when he was here, and Maloney 
will take over those responsibilities for 
the coming shows. 

were removed from probation last 
semester, compared to only 10 in the 
previous year. "A number of students 
who were placed on probation last Spr- 
ing seemed to put things together and 
do much better this Fall." 

There was also an increase, however, 
in the students continued on proba- 
tion—from six In 1978 to fourteen last 

Eleven sophomores dismissed 

Eighteen students, two more than 
last year, were dismissed form the Col- 
lege. Eleven were sophomores and six 
were freshmen. 

The same number of students— 62— 
were placed on probation In both years. 
Thirty-seven students, two fewer than 
last year, received academic warnings. 

Clarke said the Committee on Admis- 
sions and Academic Standings con- 
siders each case individually, so there 
are no written standards for academic 
probation and warnings. 

Dean's List Shorter 

Students making Dean's List 
decreased by almost 14 percent, with 
slight drop-offs from last year in each 
class. Last semester's List included 39 
seniors, 21 juniors, 19 sophomores, and 
14 freshmen. 

College finishes sixth consecutive year in black 

Washington College finished the 
1978-79 fiscal year with a balanced 
budget for the sixth consecutive year, 
according to College President Joseph 
McLain. Despite the 11.75% rise in 
operational costs, the College was once 
again able to battle inflation to the draw 
due to a 17.4% increase in revenues 
from tuition and fees, investments, 
gifts, grants and bequests, sales and 

According to Gene Hessey, Vice 
President for Finance, the budget item 
which increased the most was the cost 
of fuel, utilities and other plant 
maintenance costs, which jumped 
$125,000 or 28% in one year. Other ex- 
penditure increases were experienced 
in athletics, student financial aid, stu- 
dent services, general administration 
and instructional costs. Five percent in- 
creases in general institutional expen- 
ditures for such items as printing, 
telephone, insurance and service con- 
tracts were offset by a 5% drop in the 
cost of fund raising, alumni affairs and 
public relations. 

"It is a tremendous accomplishment 
when any private college can show a 
balanced budget, let alone for six years 
running," said McLain, who took over 
the reigns in 1974. "Everyone on the 
faculty and staff deserves credit for liv- 
ing within the budget, especially Gene 
Hessey, who has managed our financial 
affairs since 1972." 

Looking at the current year, 1979-80 is 
at the halfway mark and some financial 
optimism prevails in the face of the con- 
tinuing down-turn in the general 
economy. A large bequest exceeding 

WC News Bureau 

$360,000 from the estate of Benjamin T. 
Dryden of Pocomoke City, a recent 
Hodson Trust Grant of $640,000, and a 
National Endowment for the Human- 
ities award of $100,000 insures that total 
fund raising will top the million dollar 
mark for the third straight year. 

However, as these major gifts are 
primarily restricted to endowment, 
balancing the budget will again depend 
heavily on unrestricted contributions 
from alumni, parents, friends, corpora- 
tions and foundations toward general 

College receives largest 

Hodson Grant ever: 


WCNews Bureau 

Washington College has received an 
unrestricted grant of $640,000 from the 
Hodson Trust, according to college 
president Dr. Joseph McLain. The 
grant, largest ever given by The Hod- 
son Trust to Washington College, pro- 
vides funds for repairs to the campus 
heating system and endowment of a 
merit scholarship program and pro- 
grams in the humanities division. 

The Hodson Trust, established in 
Baltimore in 1928 by Thomas Hodson, is 
funded almost entirely by income from 
shares of Beneficial Corporation and 
has been the major benefactor of 
Washington College for many years. 
Thomas Hodson's son, Colonel Clarence 
Hodson, founded Beneficial Corpora- 

tion, a diversified finance corporation, 
which Is the largest consumer finance 
group in the world with significant sub- 
sidiaries in insurance, savings and 
loans, leasing and merchandising. Finn 
M. W. Caspersen, chairman and chief 
executive officer of Beneficial corpora- 
tion, is chairman of The Hodson Trust. 
Members of The Hodson Trust family 
have served the college as Visitors and 
governors since 1920. 

"The Hodson Trust has our highest 
praise for its generous contribution 
The grant will enable us to make im- 
mediate repairs to our physical plant, 
but more importantly, it permanently 
endows a vital scholarship program 
and classroom teaching," said McLain. 

THE WASHINGTON CO' ■' ran F.I.M-Frlday, January 25, 1980-Page 2 


Working Overtime 

If the recent Christmas break and the current semester both 
seem a little longer than usual, we all have Sergiu Commissiona 
to thank. 

What does Commissiona have to do with extending our 
Christmas break by five days and our semester by two class 
days? The conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will 
receive an honorary degree from the College at Commencement 
May 25. No problem there, right? Except that Commencement 
should have been scheduled for May 18. Commissiona, however, 
was only available the 25th, so Commencement is the 
25th— which happens to be Memorial Day weekend. 

Realizing later that the semester had been extended by a week 
the administration pushed the return to classes up by three class 
days to the 21st of January. (The calendar in this year's College 
Catalogue schedules students' return to classes for Wednesday, 
January 16), leaving just two extra class days. 

Now, all this may be an advantage or a disadvantage, depen- 
ding on whether you like your vacations in the snow or the sun. 
But we've still got those two extra class days, plus the 
unavoidable Memorial Day traffic to fight on the 25th, all 
because Sergiu Commissiona couldn't squeeze us into his 
schedule a week earlier. 

Editor Id Chief Geoff Garinther 

Assistant Editor Katheruie Streckfua 

NewiEdltor .Pete Turcot 

Sporta Editor Rich Schatiman 

tV Arts Editor NIcxNappo 

Photography Editor ....JimGraham 

Business Manager/Copy Editor Charlie Warfleld 

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Route 213 safety reviewed 


News Editor 

As a result of a pedestrian accident 
on Route 213 involving a Washington 
student on the last day of finals last 
semester, the Town Manager of 
Chestertown, William B. Nicholson, Jr., 

has asked the State Highway ad- 
ministration to "review the safety 
situation in the College Area of 
Washington Avenue." 

Freshman Andrea Collatti was struck 
by a vehicle while crossing the road on 
December 20. Although she has re- 
turned to school, the potential danger of 
the crosswalk remains. Approximately 
200-250 students live in Minla Martin, 

Reid, Caroline and Queen Anne dor- 
mitories, all of whom must cross the 
State Highway several times a day. 
Despite this fact, Dean of Students 

Mareen Kelley said that Collotti's acci- 
dent was the only such case of a student 
being struck by a car on 213 in the ten 
years she has been here. 

Although Nicholson proposed no def- 
inite action to be taken, he did add in his 
letter to the College that the Mayor and 
Town Council "respectfully requested 

the administration to impress upon the 
students the hazard involved in 
carelessly crossing this highway." 

Violin recital scheduled Wednesday 

Isidor Saslav, violinist, will perform 
a recital here for the Concert Series on 
Wednesday, January 30 at 8:30 p.m. in 
Gibson Fine Arts Center. 

Saslav is concertmaster of the 
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and a 
member of the graduate faculty at The 

Peabody Institute. He also has served 
as concertmaster of the Buffalo 
Philharmonic and the Minneapolis 

Accompanying him on piano and 
harpsichord will be his wife, Ann 
Heiligman Saslav. 

History Honor Society opens membership 

The Washington College Chapter of 
the National History Honor Society, Phi 
Alpha Theta, announces that it is begin- 
ning its formal activities for the 1979-80 
academic year by opening its member- 
ship rolls to qualified students. History 
majors who meet the academic re- 
quirements are automatically informed 

of their eligibility. Membership in this 
organization, which recognizes interest 
and high achievement in the discipline 
of history, is, however, not limited to 
history majors. Students who wish to be 
considered should contact Chapter Ad- 
viser Nate Smith (in person or through 
the campus mail ) as soon as possible. 

Letter to the Editor 

Spectators admonished 

Late last semester I attended the an- 
nual meeting of our national lacrosse 
association. During the meeting it was 
brought to the attention of all the 
schools participating in intercollegiate 
lacrosse that during the past two years 
there have been an increasing number 
of incidences involving poor deport- 
ment on the part of the spectators atten- 
ding the games. Referees have been 
both physically and verbally abused to 
the point where official organizations 
are seriously considering not assigning 
officials to schools where this harass- 
ment takes place. 

We have been asked by the United 
States Intercollegiate Lacrosse 
Association to request of our student 
bodies that they treat all officials and 
opponents with the utmost courtesy and 
restrain from attacking anyone visiting 
our campus with unkind words, let 
alone doing something that might cause 
bodily harm. 

I would hope that we would not have 
to ask the local police or further to ex- 
pend funds to hire guards in order to 
control any Washington College spec- 
tator at any of our home athletic con- 

Another problem that I would like to 
bring to your attention is that of certain 
individuals shouting what is considered 

to be "obscene" or "off-color" 
language in the presence of our own 
spectators which include young 
children. It has been called to our atten- 
tion that this type of behavior has 
presented an embarrassing situation. 
We would like to encourage* everyone to 
return to watch our home contests but 
many people have expressed a great 
deal of concern about the conditions 
that prevail in the spectator area while 
games are being played. 

There are many, many acceptable 
ways of showing your enthusiasm for 
the home team which will help them to 

Before any drastic action must be 
taken, we are asking for the coopera- 
tion of our own student body in ac- 
complishing this objective. Do your- 
friend a favor the next time he decides 
to go off the deep end and involves 
himself in an act that would embarrass 
both him and the college by helping to 
restrain this type of behavior. 

No officials for games, hard feelings 
between schools or an eventual lawsuit 
is not worth the risk, notwithstanding 
the payment of college funds should we 
have to hire outside help to control the 
crowds, to accomplish the objective. I 
urgently request the student's coopera- 
tion in helping the college administra- 
tion control this situation. 

Edward L.Athey 
Director of Athletics 


Dixon resigns SGA post; 
Farreit appointed 


Junior Diana Farreil has been ap- 
pointed Assistant Social Chairman of 
the Student Government Association 
after the SGA's Executive Board and 
junior Mike Dixon reached a "mutual 
decision on Mike's resignation," said 
President Jay Young after a special 
meeting Monday. 

Farrell's appointment to the position, 
which pays $75 per semester, is pending 
the approval of the Senate this Monday 

Young attributed the mid-year 
change to a "combination of Diana's 
dedication, willingness, and aggressive 
attitude in accompanying her SGA 

responsibilities and Mike's inefficiency 
and increased responsibilities on his 
time. We thought it was best for 
everyone involved and the SGA." 

Dixon, elected to the position last 
April, works in Annapolis two days a 
week in the State Assembly Intern Pro- 
gram. "With that, and (social chair- 
man) Bill (Baldwin's) full scheduling of 
SGA events, I don't know if I'd have 

"They want to make the advertising 
more vigarous, added Dixon. "Usually 
we just had posters, but they want to do 
new things that I wouldn't have time 

New SJB is primary concern 
this semester 

The, first semester was a good one for 
the SGA. We were able to enjoy suc- 
cesses in the traditional areas of our 
jurisdiction and at the same time 
broaden our scope and address matters 
of concern to the institution in general. 

From a social calender that yielded a 
surplus in excess of $5,000 to approval 
for such possibilities as the establish- 


SGA President 

ment of a student center, the expansion 
of the coffee house and the purchase of 
a bus; and from reforming the Student 
Judiciary and answering the report on 
Violence, Vandalism and Theft to ex- 
pressing concern about the faculty 
salary increase, the SGA has taken 
great steps toward accomplishing its 
goal for the year. There is still, 

however, a lot to be done. 

We will begin the semester presen- 
ting an even more aggressive social 
calender, total reformulation of the 
SGA constitution, and further attempts 
to gain student representation to the 

The primary object of concern is the 
establishment of the new Student 
Judiciary Board. An SGA committee 
working in conjunction with the Faculty 
Committee on Student Affairs has 
made substantial revisions on the SJB. 
The new Judiciary will be composed of 
8 jurors, 5 lawyers and a chairman to be 
chosen by the Executive Board and 
Senate. Applications for these positions 
and copies of the new judiciary are 
available in the student affairs office. If 
you are interested in any of these posi- 
tions or if you wish to familiarize 
yourself with the new judiciary, please 
pick up a copy. 

Admissions Office seeking 
answers to attrition 


THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Frlday, January 25, 1980-Page a 

Kabat introduces "Advanced 
Film Study" to curriculum 


On orders from the Board of Visitors 
and Governors, the Admissions Office 
has set out to find why students leave 
Washington College. 

Director of Admissions Mickey Di 
Maggio has formed a Committee on 
Retention that includes Dean of the Col- 
lege Garry Clarke, Deans of Students 
Maureen Kelley and Ed Maxcy, Vice- 
President for Finance Gene Hessey, 
Registrar Ermon Foster, and Associate 
Director of Admission Jody Dudderar. 
The Committee first met on January 16 
and decided that several members 
would attend a seminar in Washington, 
DC. on February 14 on "Reducing the 
Drop-Out Rate." 

The Admissions Office itself has plan- 
ned a Post-Freshman Day for February 
10 "to get reactions from freshmen 
about their first semester here," says 
DiMaggio. Current freshmen will 

receive detailed questionnaires and in- 
vitations to meet with Admission Per- 
sonnel from 6-8 p.m. on the 10th in Min- 
ta Martin Lounge. There, DiMaggio 
says freshmen will be asked such ques- 
tions "whether Admissions people told 
them anything about Washington Col- 
lege that. wasn't true, whether they are 
aware of some of the administrative 
services here, and what they don't like 
about the College." 

The increased attention paid to 
students who leave the College Is a 
response to Board inquiries about an at- 
trition rate that nears fifty percent over 
a four-year period. Initial Indications 
on attrition for last semester, however, 
are that it may have been smaller than 

"The actual number looked to me to 
be really small," said DiMaggio. "But 
to me, even if one student leaves that's 
too many." 

Ten PACE courses to be 
offered this semester 

Dr. Martin Kabat, Lecturer In 
Modern Languages, is teaching a new 
film course with the Washington Col- 
lege Film Series called "Advanced 
Film Study." "The objective of the 
course," said Kabat, "Is to learn how to 
analyze a film as If you are making a 
serious study instead of just a review." 

The course Is a seminar beyond the 
introductory level delving into the "Ins 
and outs" of film critique, analysis, and 
scenic construction. By learning the 
grammar of film, the students will be 
more qualified to judge between a good 
and bad film, said Kabat. 

Each student in the course is ex- 
pected to study Independently the films 
presented In the Film Series and pre- 
sent an oral analysis of one. In addition, 
they will be required to work on their 
own film script. The scripts will not be 
so much an exercise In creative writing 
as an exploration into the technical and 
mechanical aspects of film making, 
Kabat said. The students will construct 
their own film scenes, choosing dif- 
ferent camera angles and set-ups to 

most effectively create the scene they 
desire to portray. 

Anyone interested in joining the 
course should contact Kabat before 
class placements are filled. 

Kabat said that the selection of films 
for the Washington College Film Series 
this semester makes It "the most ex- 
ceptional series In Its history." Each 
film received exceptional reviews and 
many were International hits. This spr- 
ing's selections Included Cousin 
Couslne,, The Seduction of Mtm, The 
Gospel According to St. Matthew, The 
Gates of Hell, Bergman's film Through 
a Glass Darkly, The Dove, The Mar- 
quise of O, The Searchers, with John 
Wayne, Crla and others. Subscription 
tickets may be purchased by mailing a 
check to the Washington College Film 
Series c/o the Washington College 
Bookstore, Washington College, 
Chestertown, Md. 21620, or subscrip- 
tions may be purchased at the door. A 
complete brochure will be provided to 
every subscription holder. 


The Program for Adult Continuing 
Education (PACE) will again be a part 
of Washington College during the Spr- 
ing semester. 

Presently, Mrs. Anne Hoon, Director 
of Continuing Education, is accepting 
applications for the ten courses being 
offered. In general, the courses will 
meet one evening a week beginning on 
March 17 and continuing until May 5. 
Each section is, however, run in- 
dependently, and thus courses may 
vary In running length from four to 
eight weeks. 

The courses in PACE are non-credit, 


opened to men and women who are 
simply interested in broadening their 

This semester, PACE offers a wide 
range of course topics. Dr. Robert 
Falla w will conduct a course about Col- 
onial American History and the 
American Revolution, Mary Wood In- 
structs The Need to Write, Dean Garry 
E. Clarke will be teaching Symphonic 
Music and Hatha Yoga will be led by 
Karen L. Smith. Other courses of a wide 
interest and appeal will be held, taught 
be professors of the college and other 
qualified instructors. 

German staff contending with 
personnel problems 


The Washington College Foreign 
Languages Department is currently 
contending with personnel problems in 
the German staff: Dr. Erika Salloch 
has been hospitalized and Assistant 
Professor Franz Birgel's contract has 
not been renewed for next year. 

Salloch, who has been recovering 
from an illness since Christmas vaca- 
tion, may return in a few weeks ac- 
cording to Foreign Languages Depart- 

ment Chairman Thomas Pabon. Until 
then her lower level German courses 
will be taught by Language Assistant 
Gertrude Braschel. Her upper level 
courses, largely attended by seniors, 
will become independant study, with 
guidance by Salloch from her home. 

Other difficulties are being caused by 
the upcoming release of Blrgel, whose 
contract Is not being renewed for next 
year. Pabon would not comment on 
Birgel's release. 

Watch on the Rhine" survives despite political message 

News Editor 

All but the very best plays of any 
period eventually fall prey to changing 
times, but message plays suffer first 
and most. A play with a definite po- 
litical message is often unwatchable 
the moment the questions it raises 
leave the public eye. It is remarkable, 
then, that Lilkian Hellman's Watch On 
The Rhine, currently at Center Stage in 
Baltimore, continues to interest au- 
diences over three decades after its in- 
itial showing. 

The curtain opens on the Washinton 
D.C. home of Fanny Farrelly, an 
energetic and witty widow who lives 
with her son David. The Count Teck de 
Brancovis and his wife Varthe are 
guests at the house with $87 to their 
names, and they join Fanny and David 
and the servants in preparing for the 
return of Sata, Fanny's daughter, who 
has not been home since her marriage 

When Sara and Kurt arrive with their 
three promiscuous children, unpleasan- 
tries set in almost immediately. The 
Count knows that Muller is an active 
anti-Fascist and attempts to blackmail 
him. As their European guests debate, 
Fanny and Davids' political naivete 
becomes more and more obvious. At 
the end of the play they involve 
themselves with Muller's cause, realiz- 
ing that their lives will never be as sim- 
ple as they were before. 

This play is noticeably different than 
others of its genre in that it begins 
almost as a drawing room comedy, and 
in the second act is transformed into a 
message play. Although the play could 
easily begin at a later point and be a 
message play alone, as Hellman wrote 
it, it is much better prepared to withs- 

tand the test of time. While audiences In 
the early 1940's could obviously involve 
themselves with the third act debate 
between Muller and the Count, a mod- 
ern audience enters the play with the 
knowledge that Muller is not only right 
but that he will win in the end. 

Hellman's play is also prepared to en- 
dure because it is general enough so 
that it may be applied to different situa- 
tions: while on one hand the play deals 
with the politics of World War II, it also 
deals on a larger scale with the political 
naivete of Americans. 

Richard Kavanaugh's performance 
as Muller must lead the play, and it 
does. Kavanaugh is unmelodramatic 
and subtle in a part which strains to be 
painfully overdone. Carmen Mathews 
as Fanny does not fare quite as well 
with her stereotyped character, but her 
performance in the first act, when she 
is most noticeable, is her best. Castulo 
Guerra is very smooth and convincing 
as the Count, and Terry O'Quinn and 
Gordana Rashovich do well in their 
roles of David and Varthe. 

In the smaller roles Vivienne Snub 
and Everett Ensley are entertaining as 
the servants of the house, with Ensley 
giving a particularly amusing per- 
formance as the old black family 
housemen. Zachary Knower, Keith 
Rubin, and Sarah Hart perform accep- 
table as the children. 

Terry O'Quinn (David), Tana Hlcken (Sara), and Carmen Matthews 
(Fanny) will be presenting Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine 
at Baltimore's Center Stage through February 17th. 

Center Stage, located at 700 N. 
Calvert Street in Baltimore, will con- 
tinue its performance of Watch On The 
Rhine through February 17th. Student 
rush tickets are available for $3 on 
weekdays, $4 on weekends one-half 
hour before curtain. 


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Meanwhile, back at the ranch ... 

The Exclusive "Man Behind the Beard" Interview 


News Editor 

Associate Professor of English and 
novelist Robert Day has once again 
escaped the Wicked Witch of the West 
to return to Washington College from 
black-and-white Kansas. Day said that 
being on leave was "heaven" and he 
agreed to answer the following ques- 
tions for a small fee. There Is no word 
from Toto. 

Elm: What's this about a new book? 

Day: I wrote a novel a few years ago 
but it was so bad I wouldn't even turn It 
in as a term paper to a state college. My 
new book is set in Wolf, Kansas, and 
will be at the publisher's this sum- 
mer-just in time for the war and the 
depression. It's about my Jewish 

Elm: Is it true that while you claim to 
have spent last semester writing you 
actually began growing a beard in the 
early part of the summer, at which time 
you left this country for Iran where you 

instigated the student takeover of the 
American Embassy? Is it not still fur- 
ther true that a United States Deputy 
Marshal has orders for your arrest? 

Day. One of the pleasant things about 
being in Kansas is that they don't let in 
world news. I don't know about Iran, 
but I understand it is in Northern 
Nebraska and ever since the Nebraska 
legislature declared the Kansas 
sunflower 1 a noxious weed we Kansans 
have not been allowed to cross the 
border. So no, I've not been to Iran. I 
did grow a beard but I grew it after I 
came back, Sunday.' I am now under 
house arrest in the English Depart- 

Elm: Remember The Last Cattle 
Drivel Whatever happened to that 
movie? (Was it recently released in 
slightly revised form as The Electric 

Day:. Wasn't Redford's wife in that 

picture a wonderful actress? What was 
her name? The horse, too, was good. 
Those last shots with the belly breaths 
as voice-over was some of the best work 
I've seen in a slick-bad-film. No, that 
was not The Last Cattle Drive. 
MGM/FILMWAYS has until August 15 
to make the movie and if they don't Mr. 
Kabat and I are going to pick up the op- 
tion and drive those damn. steers from 
here to Centervtlie, Polaroid Panavi- 
sion cameras blazing away. 

Elm: What do you think were the best 
books of fiction In the 1970's? 

Day: One Hundred Years of Solitude 
which I think was written In the late six- 
ties but which only came to our atten- 
tion here in the United States during the 
seventies. The White House Transcripts 
was pretty good. 

Elm: Every year rumor has it that 
you are - not returning to Washington 
College, and that you were never In fact 

here. Is it true that you will continue 
writing and teaching until you find a 
real job? 

Day: Yes. 

Elm: If you could have three wishes, 
what would they be? 

Day: I know a wonderful, filthy, un- 
printable, nasty story about a guy who 
had three wishes. 

Elm: If you were going to be left on a 
desert island and allowed to take with 
you three books and a companion, what 
would the books be? More importantly, 
who would the companion be? 

Day: The Oxford English Dictionary. 
A book of blank paper. And The Com- 
plete Poems ofRodMcKuen. One has to 
know both good and evil. I want to be 
joined by the woman who wrote on the 
ladies room wall in Kelly's Tavern In 
Kansas City the following: "It is better 
to have loved and lost than to live with 
the bastards the rest of your life." 

Fallaw returns from research at Cambridge 

Assistant Editor 

Dr. Robert Fallaw, Professor of 
History and Director of American 
Studies, has returned to Washington 
College after a semester of Independent 
research at Cambridge University in 

While he was on leave, Fallaw's 
research dealt with Anglo-American 
relationships, particularly "the in- 
fluence of British political thought dur- 
ing the Colonial and post-Revolutionary 
periods," he said. According to Fallaw, 
historians generally think that after the 
American Revolution, there was a 
lapse in British influence on American 
thought. "Political Independence does 
not necessarily mean cultural in- 

"Of course it works the other way 
also," Fallaw said. The American in- 
fluence on British thought is most ap- 
parent in popular culture, such as in 
television and films. "You come to the 

realization of an Atlantic culture. 
America is really a daughter of 
Europe," he added. 

Fallaw said he hopes the experience 
of a semester abroad will be beneficial 
to the courses he teaches. "It brings a 
different and fresh perspective to old 
material, quickens the teacher's in- 
terest. Ideally, it will have some effect 
on what I bring to my courses," he said. 

Fallaw and his family lived in a small 
village called Radwinter in Essex 
County. "We became quite close 
friends with a lot of people in the 
village," he said. According to Fallaw, 
the center of village life is the pub, the 
church, and the school. 

Fallaw's children attended the 
village school. He said that the educa- 
tional system seemed to be disciplined 
and demanding, with emphasis on 
writing and composition. 

Fallaw and his family travelled 
around England on weekends. "We 
went to country houses, political 
centers, castles, the usual tourist 
stuff," he said. In addition, Fallaw went 
to several sessions at the House of Com- 
mons and Parliament. He saw Othello 
performed by the Royal Shakespeare 
Company at Stratford upon Avon. 
Fallaw also visited Paris briefly. 

Fallaw said that he thinks the English 
attitude toward America is positive for 
the most part. "Although they pride 
themselves on not being like America in 
some ways, they are attracted to 
America in many ways." They still 
think of America as a land of opportuni- 
ty, but they think Americans are 
restless and violent. I got the idea they 
were worried about American leader- 
ship, worried about America becoming 


Bailey elected to Chestertown Town Council 


Dr. Michael Bailey, chairman of the 
Economics department, became only 
the second Washington College faculty 
member elected to the Chestertown 
Town Council In a local December elec- 

Bailey began his campaign 
November 19 in preparation for the 
election December 10. He lives in the 
second ward, which is comprised of the 
downtown business district and part of 
the older residential area. He won In the 
first contested election of the ward 
against Edith Slpala, a long-time town 
resident. Voter turnout was good, 
33.6%, "the largest In living memory," 
according to Bailey. 

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The town Is governed by a mayor and 
a town council of four, one councilper- 
son from each ward. "The duty of the 
council and mayor is to manage the 
town, to decide the budget and taxes, 
maintain the water supply, streets and 
safety, and oversee the police depart- 
ment," said Bailey. The council meets 
twice monthly. 

Bailey decided to run because as a 
close observer of town affairs he 
"became concerned that some of the 
decisions being made about the alloca- 
tion of the resources in town were not 
what they should be. Being an 
economist, I had experience with 
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knowledge and experience could con- 
tribute.',: At first he was told that no one 
from the college would be elected 
-because of townspeople's doubts about 
college people, but "as I talked to more 
people I found more support." The only 
other college faculty member elected to 
the council was a dean in the 1930's, 
although a former business manager 
was elected in '67. 

"I think it's a rare opportunity for the 
town and college to work together and 
encourage mutual cooperation and rap- 
port. Sometimes local people are 
suspicious of outsiders, and of pro- 
fessors and students especially," he 
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cooperation could be the resolution of 
the traffic problem on Rt. 213 at the col- 
lege, recently brought to point by the 
accident Involving a Washington stu- 
dent struck by a car while she was 
crossing the highway. "The town 
highway administration would like to 
cooperate with the College in finding a 
solution, and I welcome students' 
ideas, "he added. 

"It's kind of exciting to be par- 
ticipating in all these decisions. I'm 
looking forward to studying these pro- 
blems and coming up with solutions. I 
welcome suggestions and all the help I 
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Hill Dorms' renovation loan "looks favorable" 


After trying to obtain sufficient funds 
for the renovation Qf the Hill Dorms for 
two years, Vice President of Finance 
Gene Hessey says Washington may 
receive the money soon. 

There is currently a bill in the 
Maryland legislature for a loan to the 
College for the renovations and while 
Hessey can not be sure of a positive 
outcome, he said that "indications are 
very favorable that the bill will pass 
the legislature." He added 
"the legislation may take a while and it 
may be mid-April before final ap- 
proval, and then the governor must sign 

In 1978 the College asked for and 
received a state grant to go towards the 
renovations. The Hodson Trust mat- 
ched that, but more money was needed. 
The college also applied to the Housing 
and Urban Development Agency for a 
loan that year but was turned down. 
The College applied for the loan again 
in 1979 and once again filed to receive it. 
Hessey said that was because the Agen- 
cy had too many applications from 
larger institutions and did not have 
enough money to divide between all the 
applicants. After two attempts at the 
plan, the College decided not to apply to 
HUD a third time. 

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The SGA kicked off Its social calendar last Saturday with Tom Larsen. 
Photo by Bob Leonard 

SGA may draw "big-name" 
band with surplus 


Because of a $5,000 surplus in the Stu- 
dent Activities Budget from last 
semester, there is a possibility that 
either the Marshall TucherBand, Mud- 
dy Waters Blues Band, Nighthawks, or 
George Thorogood may give a concert 
here sometime in April. 

The possibility of a Chesapeake Bay 
tour on the Port Welcome is also being 
investigated, according to Bill Baldwin, 
student Government Association Social 

The $5,000 surplus will allow us to do 
more. Last semester, we did well with 
the band schedule, breaking, even on 
almost all of the events," Baldwin said. 

The social activities calendar this 

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semester also includes a bus trip to 
Washington, D.C. on Feb. 9, and a Spr- 
ing Festival 'on May 1. The Spring 
Festival will be an outdoor event, with 
several activities sponsored by the 

Several bands will perform in Hodson 
A) 11 this semester: Off the Wall torn 
morrow night; Anybody Welcome on 
Feb. 29; The Jim Sellers Band on 
March 22; and Freewateron March 29. 

On Pre-Freshman day, April 12, a 
band will play in the Kent House Quad 

A Luau will be held for Parents' 
Weekend on April 26, followed by a 
Student-Faculty-Parent Dance with the 
Steel Band. 

Hessey is optimistic that the College 
will receive the loan in the bill currently 
before the legislature. "It looks so 
favorable," he said "that the College 
has asked the architect to start work on 
the documents to put out for bids, and 
should receive bids by mid May. The 
only problem would be if the bids ex- 
ceeded the money available, but that 
doesn't look likely." 

The renovations will be more th; t a 
summertime project, which means che 
fraternaties housed in the three Hill 
Dorms would have to be relocated next 
fall. "The Dean has worked out a plan 
for the relocation," said Hessey. "My 

Men shower around 

best guess would be that the Hill Dorms 
would be Vacant at least one semester, 
but most likely the whole year." 

Most of the renovations will not be 
major. There will be modifications to 
the entrance ways for energy conserva- 
tion. The entrances will also have in- 
terior enclosures to keep the wind from 
. blowing through the halls. There will 
be a few designs for the sleeping rooms, 
but Hessey said they will not be major. 
Some of the positions will be changed 
due to the new entrance enclosures. 
New fire escape designs will put the 
escapes inside the buildings. 

Kent House loses 
hot water for two days 


There was no hot water in Kent House 
for two days last week due to the clogg- 
ing of the main coil in the boiling 
system, according to Maintenance 
Director Ray Crooks. 

The clog was discovered last 
Thursday, when the students in Kent 
began complaining that there was not 
hot water. Crooks said that all of the 
coils had to be cleaned and the hot 
water was turned on at about 2:30 
Saturday afternoon. He reported that 
the water reached its highest 

temperature on Sunday morning and 
has steadily remained at that 

The Resident Assistants of the 
building told the students they had 
three alternatives. They could either 
shower in another dorm, take cold 
showers, or simply not shower at all. 
Most of them went to Somerset and 
Caroline to take showers, but a few 
girls found that their showers in Reid 
Hall, Queen Anne, and Minta Martin 
were also being used by the males. 

Council approves continuing ed units 



The Academic Council Monday ap- 
proved a proposal that would grant con- 
tinuing education units of credit for 
courses given here during the summer 
by the Maryland Institute of Alcoholism 
and Drug Abuse Studies. 

The proposal must now by approved 
by the faculty, the Budget and Finance 
Committee of the Board of Visitors and 
Governors, and the Board itself. 

Although the courses have been of- 

fered here for the past seven summers, 
the College has not offered credit in the 
past. The continuing education units of 
credit would not qualify as credits in 
either the undergraduate or graduate 

* Vice-President for Finance Gene 
Hessey told the Council that the pro- 
gram earns the College $80,000 to 
$90,000 each summer. 

Hughes to speak at Convocation 


Governor Harry Hughes has ac- 
cepted an invitation to speak at the Con- 
vocation on February 23 in Gibson Fine 
Arts Center. 

The fifty-seventh governor of 
Maryland will speak at the Convoca- 
tion, which Is a part of the Founder's 
Day celevration held In honor of George 
Washington's Birthday. This event, to 
be held at 2:00 p.m., will begin the 
celebration and will be followed by the 
traditional Birthday Ball scheduled for 
that evening. 

Hughes' talk will concern George 
Washington, but whether he will ap- 
proach the subject from a historical or 
a political point of view Is unknown. 

Governor Hughes has had twenty-two 

years of experience in the state govern- 
ment, sixteen of which were spent In the 
legislature. Having been in both the 
State Senate and the House of 
Delegates, he has chaired several com- 
mittees, including the Committee on 
Taxation and Fiscal Matters, the 
Senate Committee on Finance, the 
Special Legislative Commission on 
State and Local Taxation and Financial 
Relations, and a Commission to study 
the State's Role In Financing Public 
Education. He also is a past majority 
floor leader of the Senate. 

Hughes was appointed the first 
Secretary of the Department of 

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THE WASHINC -™™ CQUJBfiB Rl-M-Frldiv. February 1, lMM»Me2 


Reinstating the Draft, registration 

Although President Carter's decision to reinstate registration 
for the draft is just that— a decision to bring back registration, 
not the draft itself— students can't help speculating about the 
possibility of going to war. It's a possibility that ought to be 
thought about now, no matter how remote it may seem. A few 
points to consider: 

•No doubt much to the dismay of one student in our Roving 
Reporter this week, there almost surely will be no student 
deferments this time— regardless of how high or low one's grade 
point average may be. 

•It seems almost as sure that women won't be deferred either. 
Not only does Carter's previous stand on equal rights indicate 
this, but his closest advisor, Rosalynn, is also said to favor 
registration for women as well as men. 

•Despite a handful of demonstrations on campuses around the 
country recently, there seems to be little of the defiantly anti- 
war feeling that existed in the late Sixties and early Seventies. 
But neither is there the fervor that preceded both World Wars. 
The prevalent student ooinion seems to be, "That's the last thing 
I'd want to do, but I'll go if we have to." 

•A small liberal arts college of 685 students probably would not 
survive a draft. With enrollment at its operational minimum 
now, the College would not be able to withstand financially the 
loss of even ten percent of its student body. 

WC students may have to face the possibility not only of being 
drafted out of college, but of having no college to come back to 

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Student input involved 
in tenure decisions 


Although many students may not 
know it, they play a fairly important 
role in the Committee on Appointments 
and Tenure" 

Students are not actually members of 
the Committee, which is composed of 
four faculty members, the President of 
the College, and the Dean. Still, ac- 
cording to Dean Garry Clarke, the 
members of the Student Academic 
Board act as a major part of the Com- 
mittee's decision-making process. 

The SAB consists of one student 
representative from each academic 
area. When a professor is bieng con- 
sidered for tenure, revewal, or promo- 
tion, the student representative goes to 
the students of the particular professor 
and takes a poll. In the past, the poll has 
been a standard form. In recent years, 
How however, students have been mak- 
ing written statements. 

In addition, Student Reaction ques- 
tionnaires given to students in every 
class at the end of each semester. These 
forms represent a general reaction to 
every professor in every department. 

Sorority Rush is here 

Spring Rush for the three sororities 
on campus began last night with the an- 
nual PanHellenlc Party held in Minta 
Martin Lounge. In order to be eligible 
for further rush functions, freshmen 
and transfer women, and upper 
classwomen who have not gone through 
rush before, were to have signed the 
rush list in Student Affairs by 3 p.m. 
Friday afternoon. 

The purpose of Rush is to provide 
women at Washington College with an 
opportunity to get to know each other a 
little better and a chance to join one of 
the three national sororities here: Zeta 
Tau Alpha, Alpha Omicron Pi, and 
Alpha Chi Omega. 

These sororities are primarily social 
in nature, but each group is involved in 
supporting a philanthropy. Zeta Tau 
Alpha helps the National Association of 
Retarded Children, Alpha Omicron Pi 
contributes to the Arthritis Foundation, 
and Alpha Chi Omega supports a colony 
for Creative artists and Easter Seals. 

All women who signed the Rush List 
in Student Affairs will receive an invita- 
tion to the informal party of each 
sorority. The time and place of each 
party will be listed on the individual in- 
vitations. The formal parties for each 
sorority will be held the week of Feb. 
10th. Invitations will be issued for these 
parties for which a response is re- 
quired. You may accept only two of 
these invitations. 

Rush will end with Bid Night on 
Friday, Feb. 15. Earlier that day, the 

If the Committee thinks something is 
in question, they will call the SAB 
representative to answer their question 
in more detail. Clarke said that Paul 
Drinks, the president of the SAB, is in 
constant contact with the Committee. 

Student opinion on the Committee of 
Appointment and Tenure is not a new 
idea. It has in fact, been going on for the 
past six years. Clarke said that "the 
students who have taken part on the 
Committee provide us with information 
which we would not otherwise be able to 
get. They have provided us with in- 
formation that is easily verified and 
first hand." He said, however, he Is not 
sure how much impact the students' 
opinion have on the Committee's deci- 

Clarke feels that what the students 
have to say is important. The success of 
student interaction with the Committee 
depends, he said, on how smoothly the 
SAB runs. To date, he said he thinks 
that the SAB has been very effective. 

bid list will be posted outside Student 
Affairs. Each girl whose name appears 
on the list must sign the preference 
sheet Inside the office by 3:00 p.m. That 
evening rushees will come to Mlnta 
Martin to receive their bids. A party for 
the sororities will follow and will be 
open to the campus. 

If you didn't sign the Rush List for 
this semester you are still eligible to go 
through rush next year. Signing the 
Rush List, attending the parties or 
receiving a bid do not obligate you to 
join a sorority. Rush Is fun, a time to get 
to know our three groups a little better. 

Rush Schedule 
1/31 - PanHellenlc Party— Minta Mar- 
tin Lounge— 8 p.m. 

2/1 - Sign Rush List in Student Affairs 
until 3:00 

2/2 - Invitations to informal parties ex- 

2/5 - Alpha Omicron Pi informal. 
2/6 - Alpha Chi Omega Informal. 
2/7 - Zeta Tau Alph Informal. 
2/9 - Invitations to formal parties ex- 
tended, (don't forget to R.S.V.P.) 
2/12 - Alpha Omicron PI formal. 
2/13 - Alpha Chi Omega formal. 
2/14 - Zeta Tau Alpha formal. 
2/15 - Bid list posted in Student Affairs 
sign preference sheet; receive 
bids— party! 

To report any rush violations or ask 
questions related to rush contact me at 
M.M. 332, 778-9882. 

Margaret Handle, 
Panhellenic President 

New computer not chosen yet 

Contrary to the statement in last 
week's ELM, no final selection of a new 
computer has yet been made. Rather, 
representatives of the three leading 
contenders to supply us with our new 
computer will be on campus next week 
to describe their proposals and respond 
to questions from any persons who are 
interested in the selection of the com- 

On Tuesday, 5 February at 3 PM 

representatives of PRIME, Inc will be 
present to describe their proposal. 

ON Wednesday, 6 February at 3 PM 
reprsentatives of DIGITAL EQUIP- 
MENT CORP will be present to 
describe their proposal. 

On Thursday, 7 February at 3 PM 
representatives of PERKIN-ELMER 
will be present to describe their pro- 

Dr. Richard Brown 

Anti-War group registering 
conscientious objectors 

The following press release, from the 
Central Committee for Conscientious 
Objectors, was issued just prior to 
President Carter's announcement that 
registration for the draft would be 

The Central Committee for Conscien- 
tious Objectors has announced that 
they are registering individuals who 
are opposed to participation in the 

Larry Spears, director of CCCO's 
Youth and Conscientious Objection 
Campaign, says, "The need for young 
people to go on record as conscientious 
objectors to war has never been greater 
than it is today." 

According to Spears, "There is a very 
real possibility that Congress will pass 
a bill, after the 1980 elections, requiring 
the mandatory registration of young 
people with Selective Service. Young 
Americans should start thinking about 
whether they could participate in the 

Spears says that CCCO has already 
registered several thousand young peo- 
ple through its conscientious objection 
card. "These cards are available from 
CCCO, P.O. Box 15796, Philadelphia, 
PA 19103. They simply state 'Because of 
my beliefs about war, I am opposed to 
particapation in the military.'" 

According to Betty Alexander, a Na- 
tional Selective Service spokesperson 
in Washington, the cards could carry a 
lot of weight in convincing a draft board 
of an objector's sincerity. "It sounds 
like a rational approach," she said. "It 
shows the applicant is not experiencing 
a late crystallization of beliefs. 

"They (CCCO) are a very organized 
group. They know a statement made at 
this time would carry a lot of weight. If 
draft is reinstituted and a young man 
can prove he went on record in a time 
when he was not In danger of going to 
war, then It might have some Influence 
on his board." 

"The usefulness of this card," says 
Spears, "is that it provides a record of 
an individual's opposition to war and 
the military. Under current Selective 
Serlvice regulations, an individual who 
is called up for active duty will have on- 
ly 10 days to put together his or her CO 
claim. This CO card will help 
demonstrate to the military the 
thousands of young people who will not 
serve in the military even if the nation 
returns to the draft. " 

CCCO was founded In 1948 as the Cen- 
tral Committee for Conscientious Ob- 
jectors and is a national agency 
counseling young Americans facing the 
prospect of military service. 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Frtdav, February 1. 1880-PaM 1 

Premo to publish book on 
Colombian political system 


Dr. Daniel Premo, Associate Pro- 
fessor of Political Science, has been 
contracted by the Homer Institute on 
War, Revolution, and Peace to write a 
book dealing with the social and 
political systems in Colombia, South 

The Institute, affiliated with Stanford 



University, is publishing the book as 
part of a series on Latin America. Ac- 
cording to Premo, the book will fill a 
gap in the area of Latin American 
History. He said, "I was personally 
pleased that the Institute is undertak- 
ing the publishing of the series because 

it will fill a void existing for many 

Premo's involvement in the project 
comes after more than 20 years of 
research dealing with Latin America 
and, particularly, Colombia. His 
special interest in Colombia began in 
1957 when he was stationed there while 
working for the United States Informa- 
tion Agency. Later that year he 
received a fellowship that allowed him 
to do more research in Colombia, where 
he had done most of the research on his 
doctoral dissertation. In 1978, on sab- 
batical, he did extensive research at the 
libraries of the University of Texas. 

Premo, has been publishing annual 
articles on Guatemala and Peru, as 
well as Colombia, since 1972, for the 
Yearbook on International Communist 
Affairs, another publication of Homer 
Institute. Premo was introduced to the 
Institute by Political Science Depart- 
ment Chairman Tai Sung An, who also 
contributes to the Yearbook. 

Premo's book is due for publication in 
Spring of 1981. It will deal mainly with 
the political system of Colombia, but 
will also look at historical background, 
political tradition, and social divisions. 
Premo said he is pleased and confident 
about the book. "It represents a 
challenge to my twenty years of in- 
terest in Colombia." 

Bands in, food out at Coffee House 


The Coffee House will feature in- 
creased cooperation between the Stu- 
dent Government Association and Cof- 
fee House management, two new 
managers, and a discontinuation of hot 
food this semester, according to 
General Manager Jake Parr. 

Court Treuth and Kathy Hansen, the 
new managers, will join the present 
staff of Mandy Scherer, Andrew 
Bucklee, and Parr. "We're still one 
manager short; last semester we 
worked with two short, " Parr said. 

Pizza and hot sandwiches have been 
discontinued because of lack of demand 
and high overhead. Parr estimated that 
it cost $12 a day to make them, and pro- 
fits did not cover the cost. Parr added, 
"We will have more specials, some 
regular, and others spontaneous." 

In working with the SGA, more bands 
gave been playing in the Coffee House, 
"because it's an atmosphere people 
seem to like more than upstairs," said 
Parr. Plans are also being discussed for 
a more extensive student center in the 
area around the mail boxes. "We want 
to get a TV in there, some nice chairs, 
and we hope to paint next weekend," 
said Parr. 

The Coffee House works on a non- 
profit basis. In the past few years thefts 
and vandalism have been a major pro- 
blem. "These are major setbacks to our 
budget, which is very tight," Parr said. 
Last weekend the bowling machine was 
vandalised and about $100 damage was 
done. "We'd appreciate anybody who 
saw anything to tell us, strictly con- 
fidentially of course. 


Continued from page 1. 

Transportation. According to a 
biography distributed by the Maryland 
Executive Department, during his six 
years as a cabinet member "he at- 
tained national recognition for his role 
in establishing and and operating a 
department whine combined all modes 
of transportation— a department which 
served as a model to many other states 
which were organizing or reorganizing 
departments of transportation." 
At the Convocation, Hughes was to be 

presented with an honorary degree of 
Washington College but he declined. In- 
stead he will receive the Washington 
College Award for Excellence. 

He will be the fourth recipient of this 
award, which has not been presented 
since the 1978 Commencement. In 
receiving this award he will be in good 
company. Past recipients include An- 
drew Wyeth, Dr. Helen Taussig, and 
James Michener. 




The doling date for tha submission of manuscripts by Collaga Students is 

February 15th 

ANY STUDENT attending either junior or senior collage It eligible to submit 
his verse. There is no limitation as to form or theme. Shorter works are pre- 
ferred because of space limitations. 

Each poem must be TYPED or PRINTED on a separate sheet, and mus.t 
bear the NAME and HOME ADDRESS of the student, and the COLLEGE 
ADDRESS as well. 
MANUSCRIPTS should be sent to the OFFICE OF THE PRESS. 


Roving Reporter 

Reinstating the Draft? 

Photography by BOB LEONARD 
Question: How do you feel about the 
possible reinstatement ot the draft ? 

Dr. John Taylor, Assistant Professor of 
Political Science 

I was one who unsuccessfully battled 
the army.. .but after serving two years I 
didn't regret being drafted. Carter 
speaks in terms of a symbolic message. 
A volunteer army will not suffice,... in 
Order to have a strong military posture 
you need a draft. Whether or not you 
want a strong military posture is 
another question. 

Pat Edellne, Freshman, Baltimore 
I wouldn't have to fight because I have 
dual citizenship. ..but I'd probably go. 
I'm an American now and I'll fight for 

Emily Wehr, Sophomore, Baltimore 
Like going skiing in Canada. 

Scott Dodge, Sophomore, Easton 
I'd be more than willing to be drafted, 
but with my current grade average it 
doesn't look like I'll be eligible. 

Summer-job-hunting tips 

Looking for a summer job? More peo- 
ple than ever are looking for summer 
jobs, according to Lynne Lapin, editor 
of the 1980 Summer Employment Direc- 
tory of the United States (Writer's 
Digest Books; paperback, $6.95). Lapin 
warns, 'if you really want a good sum- 
mer job— something you can put on 
your resume after graduation— you'd 
better apply before the end of April. 
The best summer jobs go fast." 

Getting a summer job often depends 
on learning the special things summer 
employers look for in a job candidate, 
Lapin says. 

"You're in a better competitive posi- 
tion for a summer job if you know in ad- 
vance what your interviewer wants to 
hear, or what an employer would like to 
read in a letter of application," she 
says. Here is a list of eight Important 
"do's and don'ts" for summer job 
seekers that Laplng compiled while in- 
terviewing the 30,000 employers who 
seek summer help through the 1980 

Summer Employment Directory of the 
United States. 

1. Most summer employers want peo- 
ple with leadership personalities. Be at- 
tentive In a personal interview, show 
energy and enthusiasm. Asking ques- 
tions shows you're interested. In a writ- 
ten application, mention experiences 
that show your leadership qualities— of- 
fices held in clubs or organizations, for 

2. Employers hire people who look 
and act healthy. Be careful about your 
appearance in a personal interview. 
Stand up straight, sit up straight and 
don't slouch. 

3. When you apply for a summer job 
by mail, watch your presentation, not 
only appearance (of course, you should 
type neatly) but also content. Don't say, 
"I want to spend the summer in 
Maine." The employer will think you 
care more about the scenery than about 
his summer theatre. 

THE WASMNflTON COLLEGE ELM-Frtday. February 1. 1980-Page 4 

Shoremen end long dry spell with Haverford win 

Sporti Editor 

The Washington College basketball 
team returned to WC seventeen days 
prior to the remainder of the student 
body During this time period, up to and 
including Saturday night 84-64 triumph 
over Haverford College, the cagers 
have played eight games. Six of these 
eight games were played on the road, 
and not coincidental^, the Shoremen 
have lost six games. The team's second 
half road record is 0-6 and their home 
record is 2-0. The first two games retur- 
ning should be forgotten. The Unlversi- 

Head Coach Tom Finnegan 

ty ol Maryland Eastern Shore defeated 
the Shoremen 107-75 and Western 
Maryland did a 95-64 number on them 
two days later. However, then two 
games were Just passes off as "play 
yourself back into shape" games. 
Following these two "blow-outs", WC 
took a long bus ride to Drew University 
and laid their third consecutive egg. 
The Shoremen didn't seem to even get 
loosened up, and along with an intimely 

technical foul and some horrendous of- 
ficiating, they lost to a very weak Drew 

Following these disasters, the cagers 
were ready to come home-sweet-home. 
Johns Hopkins University invaded Cain 
Athletic center and committed a mortal 
sin. The Blur Jays had the audacity to 
attempt to play a man-to-man defense. 
The result was an 87-71 Shormen 
triumph. However, it was time to hit the 
road for three more weeks in the loss 
column. A one-point heartbreaking loss 
to Mary Washington was followed by 18 
and 16 point deficits to Ursinus and 
Swarthmore, respectively. There was 
one basic similarity in these games. All 
three opponents played a zone defense. 
Only W. Maryland and Hopkins played 
a man-to-man defense against the 

This brings us to last Saturday's 
Haverford game. After the Shoremen 
struggled against a zone defense, the 
Fords proceeded to come down here 
and play a man-to-man defense. Conse- 
quently, WC rolled to a twenty point vic- 
tory. Craig Langwost let the scoring 
with 23 points as the Shoremto shot well 
over 60* from the floor. David 
Blackwall played an outstanding game 
as well and is turning into one of the 
finest guards ever to play at 
Washington College. 

WC's next four games are at home 
and they hope to be able to muster 
enough momentum to put them in a 
position to challenge for a play-off spot. 
The chances are slim, at best, but it is a 

CAGE NOTES: The Shoremen have 
lost only two of their last 17 home 

Delaware Valley comes to Cain 
Athletic Center tomorrow night and 
they bring their run and gun style with 
them. It promises to be a very high 
scoring affair. 

Craig Langwost led the WC scoring with 23 last Saturday against Haverford 





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jf Men s 

♦ returned 

Intramural Basketball 
opens season 


Intramural Basketball 
to Washington College 
♦Wednesday as the BOF CHI attempts to 
♦maintain its championship in round 
Jrobin competition. 

J Thirteen teams, composed of frater- 
Jnities and other organizations, will in- 
volve themselves in a grueling schedule 
♦of twelve games each. There will be a 
♦play-off at the end of the top four teams. 
j£ Jay Young, the former point guard 



for Washington College who left the* 
team to lead the KA's in intramural ac- ♦ 
tion commented on the traditional ♦ 
rivalry between fraternities. "The in-J 
fluence of the rivalry will no doubt be J 
an important part of the games," said* 
Young, "and, of course, all teams will*, 
be in hot pursuit of the faculty." ♦ 





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The second set of six games will be *. 
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39 transfers this semester 

Attrition rate up 
slightly over last year 


Assistant Editor 

Cecil Sapp adds two to the Shoremen 

See page 4 for story. 

s 88-62 blowout of Swarthmore Monday. 

The rate of attrition at Washington 
College this year is slightly higher than 
last year, according to Registrar Er- 
mon Foster. 

Out of 697 full-time students last 
semester, 74 have not returned this 
semester. This is a 10.6 percent loss, 
about 2 percent higher than the 8.5 per- 
ls cent loss last year after Fall semester. 
2 This number included 17 students 
g who completed course requirements for 
O graduation last semester, though their 
_§' senior obligations have not necessarily 
"* been completed, Foster said. 
£* Eighteen students were dismissed for 
S academic deficiency last semester, 2 
5 more than last year. Eleven were 
°« sophomores and six were freshmen. 
The rest of the students withdrew for 
various other reasons, such as transfer 

Retention Committee looking for answers to attrition 

"We want to find out if the students 
have any reservations about 
Washington College, and if we can do 
something about it, we want to do it 
now," says Jody Dudderar, Associate 
Director of Admissions. 

On Post-Freshman Day, students will 
discuss what they expected from the 
College before they arrived as 
freshmen, and whether or not those ex- 
pectations have been met, said Dud- 

The Admissions Department has two 
major objectives for Post-Freshman 
Day. Director of Admissions Mickey 
DiMaggio said, "It's for recruiting pur- 
poses. We want to see if we're telling 
people what Washington College really 

A second objective is "to study reten- 
tion, to study why students stay here," 
he said. "We want to follow up, to find 
out what students that we recruited and 
enrolled have to say." 

The discussions will be beneficial to'" 
the students as well as to the Admis- 
sions Office, according to DiMaggio. 
"We want to find out how the College 
can improve," he said. 

Detailed questionnaires designed to 
obtairrstudent reaction to various areas 
of the College were sent to freshmen 
through student mail along with invita- 
tions. Questionnaires, however, do not 
substitute for talking to the students 
directly, said Dudderar. 

In Minta Martin Lounge Sunday from 
6-8 p.m., the Admissions Staff will 
divide the freshmen into four smaller 
gouups. Each member of the staff will 
lead one of the four discussion groups. 

To follow up the discussions, the Ad- 
misssions Staff will meet in their office 
in Bunting Hall to "write it down when 
everything is still fresh in our minds," 
Dudderar said. 

Later, they will present the results of 
the questionnaires and discussions to 
the new Committee on Retention, "and 
see what they can do about it," Dud- 


Assistant Editor 

The Committee on Retention was 
formed as a response to inquiries from 
the Board of Visitors and Governors 
about an attrition rate that nears 50 per- 
cent over a four-year period. 

The Committee consists of DiMaggio, 
Dudderar, Dean of the College, Garry 

Clarke, Deans of Students Maureen 
Kelley and Ed Maxcy, Vice-President 
for Finance Gene Hessey, and 
Registrar Ermon Foster. 

The Committee also plans to attend a 
seminar in Washington, D.C. on Feb 14 
on "Reducing the Drop-Out Rate." 

to another college, loss of financial aid, 
or personal reasons, Foster said. 

The loss this semester consisted of 26 
freshmen out of a class of 220, 21 
sophomores out of 203, 11 juniors out of 
129, and 17 seniors out of 145. 

"We're graduating slightly over 50 
percent, of each original class," Foster 

New Students offset loss 

"You lose some, but you get some 
In," Foster said. There are 39 new full- 
time students this semester. The group 
of transfers and returning students con- 
sist of 14 freshmen, 12 sophffmore 9 
juniors, and 4 seniors. 

Although 74 students left the college 
for various reasons, the net loss is only 
35 because of incoming students, Foster 

The full-time enrollment this 
semester is 656, The total full-time 
equivalent, including part-time 
students, continuing education enroll- 
ment and more able High School 
students, is 672. The full-time 
equivalent last semester was 716. 
Reasons for withdrawal 

Dean of Students Maureen Kelley is 
studying the reasons why students 
withdraw from the College. 

She said that through contacting the 
students who withdraw, she has found 

Continued on page 2 



says hostage release imminent 

Bush and Carter are frontrunners, but Reagen 
and Kennedy are still in the race, says faculty 



Although they all agree that 
unseating an incumbent president is 
difficult and that George Bush has 
momentum and the media behing him, 
no one in the Political Science Depart- 
ment is counting either Ted Kennedy or 
Ronald Reagen out of the race for the 
presidency in 1980. 

In fact, all four members of the 
department say the only thing we can 
be sure of is that it is still too early to 
tell what will happen before the nomin- 
ating conventions this summer. 

"I think you have to wait until after 
the Southern primaries," said Asso- 
ciate Professor Dan Premo. 

Assistant Professor John Taylor 
agreed that any predictions would be 
premature. "The presidential race is a 
process of elimination, and I think 
you'll know sooner who's not going to be 
in it than who will be." 

"Too early to count Kennedy out" 

One candidate no one is counting out 
of the race— yet— is Kennedy. 

I was very disappointed in Ken- 

nedy's initial showing," said Taylor. "I 
thought he offered virtually nothing. 

"(But)I think it's too early to count 
Kennedy out of it ... I think he's going to 
give Carter a run for his money." 

Dr. Tai Sung An, Chairman of the 
Department, said, "I'd never 
underestimate Kennedy, but he's in big 

other candidates. 

"His present popularity stands on a 
very shaky foundation," said An. "I'm 
disenchanted with Carter. His domestic 
economic policy is a disaster and his 
foreign policy has many holes." 

Taylor is more sympathetic to 
Carter. "Certainly he's not a magnetic , 

trouble," agreeing that Carter is the politician, but I think he's been trying to 
clear front runner for now. tackle the right issues." 

Taylor agrees with An, however, con- ' 
cerning Carter's shaky footing in Iran 

And Assistant Professor Howard- 
sSilver said "It takes something of ma- 
jor proportion— something cataclysmic 
or catastrophic— to defeat an incum- 
bent. (But) to predict that Carter's got 
it locked up and that Kennedy's finished 
will depend on events." 
Release of hostages Imminent, says An 

One such event, according to An, 
would be the release of the 50 
Americans being held hostage in 

"I think they may be released in the 
near future," he says. That, he adds, 
would trigger a barrage of criticism 
directed at Carter's foreign policy from 

and Afghanistan. "I like the comment 
George Will made, that Carter may 
have difficulty in sustaining for nine 
months the feeling that Iran and 
Afghanistan are foreign policy victories 
for the U.S." 

"On-the-job training" for Carter 
Silver, too, attributes Carter's cur- 
rent popularity to his handling of the 
foreign crisis, but says he may remain 
popujajr on his own merits. "I had the 
feefing^jvhen Iran started that Carter 

Continued on page 2 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Frlday, February 8, 1980-Page 2 


Facing realities 

Big things are happening in the Academic Council, things that 
may significantly affect students as early as the year after next. 
Nothing is more important— or likely to be more controver- 
sial—than the Council's proposal requiring students to 
demonstrate competence in mathematics in order to graduate. 

Under the current proposal, this competence could be 
demonstrated in one of three ways: 

(1) By receiving a high score on the Mathematics Placement 
Examination administered to all freshmen (a "high" score 
would be defined by the Math Department ) . 

(2) By receiving an A in either Computer Science 101 or 
Mathematics 103 or 109, or a B in Mathematics 111 or 112. 

(3) By passing a Competence Examination in Mathematics ad- 
ministered by the College; students would have three chances to 
pass, with remedial help available after each unsuccessful at- 

The proposal still must go before the faculty, where it may 
face tough opposition. But the costs of this requirement— extra 
work for everyone from students to the Registrar— are justified 
by the guarantee that graduates will have at least minimal com- 
petence in mathematics. 

Still to come from the Council is a proposal for improving com- 
petence in English. The College is finally facing what many 
academicians have for some time seen as a reality— the need to 
get back to basics. 

Continued from page 1- 

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Notes on Off The Wall 

Bush and Carter are frontrunners 

was going to get re-elected. But I also 
think in some ways Carter has learned 
a lot in four years. He's had on-the-job 

"He also may have overcome the 
leadership question that was so 
prevalent last summer. The polls seem 
to suggest that he has caught Kennedy 
in terms of his leadership capabilities." 

Silver says Carter may have one 
more advantage over Kennedy. 

"I don't think Kennedy's as bright as 
Carter. Carter's one of the more in- 
telligent presidents we've had." 
Republican's "Inscrutable" 

The other race appears even less 
clearcut than the Democrat's. The 
Grand Old Party, says An, "Is in- 

"Bush has momentum," said Silver, 
"buy I'm not so sure it's over and that 
he's the nominee and that Reagen won't 
bounce back. 

"The thing that Bush has going for 
him," added Silver, "is, his 'electabili- 
ty'" That is his ability to defeat the 

Continued from page 1 ^ ^™ 

Democratic nominee in the general 
election— giving Bush the advantage 
over a hard-line conservative like 

Silver says both Bush and Howard 
Baker, despite their moderate reputa- 
tions, "can only be considered 
moderate in the narrowest sense of the 
political spectrum. 

"I think all of the Republicans are 
very conservative, with the exception 
of John Anderson, and unfortunately 
he'll win the nomination." 

Carter not "a real Democrat" 

As for predictions, Taylor and Premo 
both say it is far too early, An says he 
would sooner not vote than cast a ballot 
for Carter or Reagen, and Silver, a 
Democrat, Is "distressed" by the whole 

"I buy Arthur Schlesinger's argu- 
ment," he said, "that Carter is not a 
realDemocrat domestically. And I have 
real problems with Kennedy's 

Attrition rate up slightly 

that the -largest single reason is 
transfer to schools that offer business- 
oriented programs that Washington 
does not offer. 

' "But some leave for reasons that 
have nothing to do with the academic 
program." Some of these reasons are 
the small size of the College, its rural 
location and the social reasons. 

Kelley said that some students, 
especially women, leave because they 
dislike the social atmosphere. "If 
you're not comfortable at large parties 
and dances, there aren't too many 

alternatives. The social life here 
depends on a party format," Kalley 

Post-Freshmen Day 

In an effort to investigate why 
students leave the College, Director of 
Admissions Mickey DiMaggio has 
formed a Committee on Retention. 

The admissions staff will offer 
"Post-Freshman Day" this Sunday 
from 6-8 p.m. to discuss freshmen reac- 
tions to their first semester here. All 
freshmen are invited. 

Applications down, acceptances up 

Although the Admissions Office has 
received fewer applications in com- 
parison to this time last year, the 
number of acceptances is slightly 
higher, according to Director of Admis- 
sions Mickey DiMaggio. 

This year, 357 applications have been 
received and 153 have been accepted. 
Last year, 143 applications had been ac- 
cepted out of 404 received. 

The number of female acceptances is 
higher this year. Eighty-four women 
have been accepted in comparison to 65 

last year. DiMaggio said he 
"delighted" about that increase. 

Eleven of the accepted applicants 
have paid their deposits compared to 17 
last year. 

DiMaggio said that the number of 
paid deposits is the most important fac- 
tor after the May 1 deadline. 

The drop in the number of applica- 
tions, DiMaggio said, may be because 
"last year was an unusually big year in 

"Chocolate Milk and Batteries (TO GO)"? 


An unusual album title? Not for 
Baltimore-based rock band, Off the 
Wall, which jammed the night away in 
Hodson Hall last Saturday with an 
energetic crowd of approximately one 
hundred people, many "feeling no 
pain" from the 25f drafts that were 

Off the Wall is not an unheard-of 
band. In a recent issue of the Unicorn 
Times a Baltimore-Washington 
newspaper for local bands, Off the Wall 
placed in seven categories in the listing 
for Best Local Bands. Their awards in- 
cluded second best Original 45, second 
best Vocalist, Best Drummer, Best 
Bass, and Best Guitar. 

Steve, a member of the band, who 
performs vocals, percussion, and the 
harmonica for Off the Wall said, 
"We've been together for four years, 
with the exception of Dayton ( the drum- 
mer)." Before Dayton joined the band, 
finding the right drummer was a major 
problem. Dayton was apparently the 
right choice as Steve pointed out that no 

less that fifteen drumming auditions 
were held. 

There is a variety of instrumentation 
in Off the Wall. "There are really no 
leads in anything," Steve remarked. 
They are considered a variety rock 
band, playing from hard to mellow rock 
with some jazz; the instruments range 
from Yamaha acoustic grand piano to 

Rock will survive" 

Rock in the long run will survive," 
Steve said. "Punk and New Wave are 
'fad' rock, but they are the cause of 
disco going down hill. Now the populari- 
ty of disco will continue, and 1 don't 
mean to put down punk and New Wave. 
Actually, what I feel about New Wave 
and Punk is an irrelevant question. 
Rock will survive them all." 

Off the Wall played a lot of original 
material during their sets. The quality 
of this originality may make their name 
known in the rock industry. "Chocolate 
Milk and Batteries t To Go)", is 
scheduled for release this summer. A 

Off the Wail came off the stage and Into the crowd last Saturday. 

brass section, included in the studio ar- 
rangements, will produce a jazz, rock, 
and blues combination. At the very 

least, the popularity of Off the Wall 
should bring them back to Chestertown 
sometime soon. 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Frlday, February 8, 1980-Page 3 

Hard work spells S-U-C-C-E-S-S for cheerleaders 


News Editor 
It is six on a Tuesday in Cain 
Memorial Gym, but it could just as 
easily be any other day of the week bet- 
ween late October and early February. 
Two young men in shorts shoot baskets 
at the far end of the gym as two hunters 
stand against the bleachers, talking to 
them. They are not alone, however; ten 
girls in pink T-shirts and red shorts are 
seated in the middle of the gym floor, 
doing various stretching exercises. 
They are the Washington College 

An older girl in sweat pants and a 
gray sweatshirt sits a little bit outside 
of the circle, against the bleachers. She 
is calm and relaxed, as are all the girls. 
The general atmosphere is that of a 
group of friends at Miss D's, or possibly 
sorority sisters before a meeting. The 
girls are laughing and lounging on the 
floor. A blond talks softly to herself, 
barely moving her arms and legs, try- 
ing to recall one of the cheers. 

Jani Gabriel, the captain of the 
squad, stands up to officially begin the 
practice. Like all of the practices, this 
one will last between one and two hours 
and will consist mostly of trying new 
cheers and adjusting positions for one 
less or one more girl. 

The older girl with dirty-blond hair 
and soft eyes is Cindi Patchen, a 78 
graduate who was an active athlete at 
Washington and currently coaches for 
the volleyball and Softball teams. Six 
girls cheered full-time last year, five of 
whom returned for a second season. 
The full turnout for tryouts this year, 
however, was eighteen girls. 

Cindi stands up and the girls gather 
around her. Today they want to try to 
build a ten-man pyramid, but some of 
them are hesitant. After some joking 
around four of the girls get on the floor 
to form the base. The second three grrls 
climb on. "Ow," someone says, "that's 
my back." 

"Hey , watch your knee." 

"Hurry!" Julie Scott, the smallest of 
the girls, climbs on top of the pyramid. 

"Oh my God," one of the girls on the 
bottom says. Julie slips off and the 
others quickly leave their positions. It 
does not look like the pyramid is going 
to be very popular. 

The 79-80 cheerleading squad: Ulnl White, Beth Glascock. Julie Scott, Sue Watte, Peggy Opsentkowski Janl Gabriel 
Lisa Laird, Andrea ColanttL An nle Kelly, Laura Ann Giacomo, Sarah Smith, and DebbteWllhelm Gabriel, 

"My back, I think you broke it," the 
blond complains. The scoreboard on the 
far wall of the gym lists the team 
rosters for Washington and Swar- 
thmore. Below those the board says 
SINUS SAT. 7:00"-the basketball 
team's last home game and also, unless 
the team makes it into the playoffs, the 
last time the girls will be able to cheer 
in front of a crowd. 

The basketball players and hunters 
have left, leaving one freshman who 
has gotten bored with his basketball 
and comes over to talk to the girls. He is 
enlisted to get on the bottom of the 
pyramid as they try again. This time 
they are not as successful; Julie only 
manages to stay on top for a second. 

"Let's try a 3-2-1," someone suggests. 

"The knees on the floor are the 
killer, " someone else says. 

Jani Gabriel is captain this year 
because, in her own words, "we needed 
someone to start the cheers and to 
organize things on the floor. Last year I 

saw one of the signs Cindi put up and I 
thought it was a shame that there 
weren't any cheerleaders, so I called 
Julie and we went out." When asked 
about the cheers Jani says that the 
crowds' favorite is something called 
"The Victory Dunk." "We stand in a 
line going toward the basket," she says. 
"The line gets higher and higher, and at 
the end is a girl sitting on another girl's 
shoulders. We pass the ball down and 
the last girl is supposed to dunk it, but 
we almost always miss. But the crowd 
yells for it." She is tired and finds it 
hard to explain the cheers without ac- 
tually doing them. "We have two 'suc- 
cess' cheers," she says, "and some 
from high school, but a lot of them we 
made up ourselves." 

The girls have decided to try one girl 
in front, followed by a three-man 
pyramid, behind which is a six-man 
pyramid. They count and realize that 
this combination uses exactly ten girls, 
and some of them call out, laughing, 
while others complain about this new 

variation. Cindi sees a basketball near- 
by and heaves it toward the backboard. 
"I'm not sure what you'd call me," 
she says. "I feel like I don't do 
anything. I cheered my freshman year, 
but after they didn't have them in my 
senior year I wanted to get them back 
together. I think cheerleaders are fun to 
have. Sometimes the guys hear 'em on 
the court, and it adds sometlng to the 
sport." Cindi is most insistent, though, 
when she says, "The girls are really 
dedicated. They practice five days a 
week, and they're a lot of fun. 
Sometimes I don't think they get 
enough credit. It would be nice for so- 
meone to say, "Hey, good job.'" 

The cheerleaders, all freshmen and 
sophomores, have been practicing for 
over an hour and they have to move out 
of the main gym. As the practice con- 
tinues the girls decide that the new 
cheer will have to wait until next year. 
One of them protests. "Next year? We 
did all that for nothing?" 

Duncan's journey into the "real world" 


Fine Art? Editor 

Every Tuesday and Thursday morn- 
ing before the batter hits the griddle, 
senior Bonnie Nelle Duncan is up and 
out, heading— in "a 1977 white Monte 
Carlo with maroon interiors"— for the 
Annapolis headquarters of Maryland 

Talking about her journalism intern- 
ship at Maryland, Duncan will plunge 

Bonnie Nelle Duncan 

right into offbeat descriptions of her 
car, her stint as Elm editor-in-chief, or 
of the College in general. After all, she's 
a writer, or would like to be. 

"My goal is to write the great 
American novel," she states flatly. "I 
consider myself a creative 
writer— awful phrase— rather than a 
journalist." But other writers whose 
footsteps she wouldn't mind following 
have started in newsprint, and two 
years with this paper (and her present 
position as Pegasus editor) lead Bonnie 
to call herself "the closest thing we 
have to a journalism major." So when 
the magazine asked a number of 
Maryland colleges last October for in- 
ternship applicants, she was 
Washington's natural candidate. After 
the initial contact, she was selected 
over the other applicants. 

"We're pleased she was picked. It 
will be good for Bonnie, good for the 
College," says English Department 
Chairman Nancy Tatum, "but most of 
all it will be good for the Department. 
We want students to know that reading 
and writing are viable skills in the 
world out there." 

"The Maryland program is my so- 
journ into the real world," echoes Bon- 
nie. "Running the Elm was a little 
unreal. I felt like I was going for a 
Masters in Abnormal Psychology." 
Maryland's other journalism intern, 
she notes, is a 43-year -old wife and 

mother, as well as a practicing 

"Seriously, the Elm editorship gave 
me good background in most phases of 
production except working with color 
and direct marketing— which I'm lear- 
ning now." 

The two interns join a full-time staff 
of seven, all of them women. Maryland 
Magazine, a quarterly, is the publica- 
tion of the Maryland Department of 
Economics and Community Devel- 
ment. In print eleven years, it has about 
30,000 paying subscribers and recently 
won an Award for Excellence from the 
Atlantic Press Association. Bonnie 
thinks it is one of the best regional 
publications she's seen. The copies in 
Miller Library are glossy, full-colored 
and handsomely crafted. 

When Bonnie arrived at the magazine 
she was given the title of Projects Co- 
ordinator, and the projects to go with it. 
She must design a demographic survey 
of readership for an upcoming 
subscription campaign ( "fortunately 
Dr. Brown's statistics course is fresh in 
my mind"); she has to run a 
photography contest; she will supervise 
production of the magazine's 1981 

Hard work, but not without its excite- 
ment. Bonnie reports meeting "lots of 
political types," she lunched with the 
chairman of the Maryland-Delaware 
Press Association, and she will attend a 


debate on the magazine's financial 
status at State House. Various writers, 
artists, and photographers come over 
to discuss work. "James Michener 
dropped by the office on Tuesday..." 

What all this has already taught her 
is that the business of running a 
magazine is business. "So much 
depends on packaging and promoting a 
saleable product. My editor calls the 
actual literary and editorial duties 'the 
icing on the cake'." 

Since Bonnie is the first Washington 
College student the program has taken 
on, she won't be getting stipend or 
salary. The English Department is 
meeting expenses for the trips there 
and back. 

When that big old 1977 white Monte 
Carlo returns in the evening, as dinner 
is ending, Bonnie is always struck, she 
says, by the contrast between the Col- 
lege and the place she's just left. "The 
contrast should not be quite so evident, 
considering that the expressed purpose 
of this kind of education is to prepare 
you to cope with life outside. Sometimes 
I think this place is a four-year 
playground for the overprlvileged." 
She pauses, and mentions that she's ap- 
plied for the Masters program of print 
journalism at American University. 
"Of course, " she adds, "there is a hand- 
ful of people here who have a sense of 
who they are, and where they are go- 

THE WAS HINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Frlday, February 8, 1980-Page 4 

"Dreaded road disease " afflicts MA C 
Shoremen take 3 of 4 during homestand 

"I can't understand it," said Captain 
Joe Moye after the Shoremen's Monday 
night trouncing of Swathmore College. 
"We are really tough at home, but we 
can't do bleep on the road." WC holds a 
2-6 record in other gyms while they are 
6-3 in Cain Athletic Center. During their 
four game home stand that concluded 
Monday night, they were 3-1, losing on- 
ly to Western Maryland . 

The final score of the Western 
Maryland game was 74-65— a large im- 
provement over the 95-64 game played 
earlier in the year at the Green Terrors 
gym. In the second defeat., last 
Thursday night, the Shoremen played 
fine defense, but shot only 43 percent 
from the field. Moye led WC with. 15 
points and David Blackwell added 14. 

Last Saturday night the Shoremen 
hosted Delaware Valley College of Pen- 
nsylvania, and the result was a 91-75 
WC victory. This was caused by a com- 
bination of some fine offensive punch 
by the Shoremen and a shabby man-to- 
man defense from Delaware Valley. Six 
Shoremen scored in double figures led 
by Blackwell's 16 points. However, the 
highlight of this game was Paul Hyn- 
son's surprise 12 point performance off 
the bench. Hynson had seen very little 
action until then. 

Monday night was the Craig 
Langwost Show as he turned in his 
finest performance of the season. Craig 
shot extremely well from the field, 
played a fine floor game, and led the 
Shoremen with 20 points in their 88-62 
blowout of Swarthmore. Blackwell and 
Jim Corey added 14 apiece and Joe 
Moye had 12 to pace the attack. For all 
those calling Hynson's performance 
against Delaware Valley a fluke, you'll 
>bave to wait for another game. He 
came off (he bench to get 9 this game 
and also grabbed his share of rebounds. 
The 26 point victory was a far cry from 
the 16 point defeat WC suffered at 
CAGE NOTES: In the Western 


Sports Editor 

Maryland contest, Rich Dwyer caused 
a little excitement by squaring off with 
Lester Wallace (WM) with one second 
left. This caused both benches to emp- 
ty but the fight was controlled quickly. 
Trie highlight of the fight was when Carl 
Fornoff fell down and took the WM 
Coach with him. 

All the teams in the MAC suffer from 
the dreaded road disease. Having 
played on the Washington College 
basketball team for the last three 
years, I think I can explain the pro- 
blem. First of all, a long bus ride not on- 
ly drains a player physically, but also 
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gel loosened up in the twenty minutes 
allotted and even tougher to get the 
adrenaline flowing. Therefore, a slow 
startis inevitable. Combine this with 
the extremely low caliber of almost 
every official in the league and it 
causes a problem. Four of the six teams 
In our division come from Penn- 
sylvania, the other two from Maryland 
(Hopkins and WC). When a Pa. referree 
sees WC get off to a slow start they 

Carl Fomoff, the team leader In blocked shots, got another one last 
Thursday against Western Maryland. 


automatically feel that the Pa. team is 
better than us. Therefore, the rest of the 
game is called in exactly that fashion. 
Widener, Haverford, Ursinus, and 
Swarthmore get away with things they 
could never attempt to do down here. Of 
course, Maryland officials are no bet- 
ter. It is my opinion that something 
must be done very soon to correct this 
outrageous situation. 

With four games left, the Shoremen 
have a good chance at reaching the 
playoffs, for the second year in a row. 
Four wins will guarantee a spot while 
three will put them in fairly good shape. 
However, three of the games are on the 
road. By the time this article is read, 
the Shoremen will have played Haver- 

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Admissions gets positive 
reactions from freshmen 


Assistant Editor 

Freshman discussed everything from 
alcohol to the academic curriculum last 
Sunday at Post-Freshman Day. 

About 50 freshmen, half men and half 
women, attended the meeting. 

"The turnout shows -they are not 
apathetic. They do care," said Jody 
Dudderar, Associate Director of Ad- 
missions, v 

The students were divided into four 
groups to discuss their reactions to 
their first semester at the College. 
Each discussion group was led by a 
member of the Admissions staff. 

According to Dudderar, most of the 
reactions were positive. She said that 
most of the students chose the College 
because of its small size, and are 
satisfied with the friendly atmosphere 
and the personal attention they receive 
from professors. 

One topic of discussion was whether 
or not there are enough social activities 
on campus. Dudderar said that some 
students were satisfied with the ac- 
tivities, but some said there should be a 

PLO addresses 
Forum tonight 


Hasan Rahmann, information direc- 
tor of the New York office of the 
Palestinian Liberation Organization, 
will speak in the semester's first 
William James Forum lecture tonight 
at 7 : 30 in Hynson Lounge. 

Forum advisor Peter Tapke said 
representatives. of the Israeli govern- 
ment have refused . to participate, 
despite his repeated attempt. 

"Hours have been spent on the phone 
to have someone with knowledge of 
Israel to speak at our forum, yet no one 
would participate, with the PLO," 
Tapke said. "However, there is a 
possibility in the future of getting so- 
meone here with a background in 
Israeli government. 

wider variety. 

Several students said that they would 
like the Student Government Associa- 
tion to sponsor trips to museums and 
theatres in Baltimore or Washington, 


"Many students felt that alcohol is a 
problem on campus, because there is 
not enough to do. But that's a cop-out," 
Dudderar said. 

Some of the freshmen women ex- 
pressed disappointment in the women's 
sports program here, according to Dud- 
derar. The men said they would like to 
see more winter sports, such as wrestl- 

Freshmen want curriculum changes 

Dudderar said that several freshmen 
agreed that the College should offer 
lower levels of Mathematics and 
Science courses. They complained that 
there are no courses in those areas 
designed for students who do not want 
to major in Math or Science. 

The freshmen would -also like more 
business courses to be included in the 
curriculum, Dudderar said. 

"They felt they could handle the work 
here, but felt that they didn't have a 
good background in writing." Most 
freshmen said that the College should 
offer classes or workshops in composi- 
tion, though not necessarily for credit. 

The discussions were "proof of gut 
feelings that the Rentention Committee 
had," Dudderar said. "We're extreme- 
ly pleased with the positive attitude. 
The complaints were valid." 

After the discussions, the Admissions 
staff met in their office in Bunting Hall 
to record the students' opinions. 

They will present the results of the 
discussions to the Committee on 
Rentention next week, and see what 
they can do about it," Dudderar said. 

The results of questionnaires 
distributed among the freshmen will 
also be presented to the Committee on 
Retention. The questionnaires, 
designed to obtain student reaction to 
various areas of the College, were sent 
to the students through campus mail. 
The results have not yet been tallied. 

"Perfectly outrageous, " says Tapke 

Faculty passes amended 
smoking resolution 



After amending the original student 
resolution, the faculty Monday night 
passed a motion banning classroom 

Before passing by a 31-13 vote, 
however, the resolution ran into stiff op- 
position from several faculty members. 

Philosophy Department Chairman 
Peter Tapke, after asking whether 
"this means that a professor in an ad- 
vanced seminar may not light his 
pipe," said he thought the ban was 
"perfectly outrageous." 

But Mathematics Department Chair- 
man Richard Brown replied, "I think 
smoking does not belong in any 
classroom on this campus," adding that 
if a professor wished to smoke in class, 
"he should do it in his home." 

It was Brown, however, who sug- 
gested the second clause of the resolu- 
tion be deleted after several faculty 
members objected to its "ambiguity." 

The resolution as submitted by the 
Student Government Association and 
Student Academic Board read: 

That all forms of smoking be pro- 
hibited in the classroom situation, and 
that consideration be given to the right 
of smokers and non-smokers alike in 
other situations, such as lectures and 
films. This consideration has already 
been given in such places as the library, 
the cafeteria, and the practice rooms in 
the Fine A rts Building. ) 

The resolution was amended to read: 
"That all forms of smoking he pro- 
hibited in the classroom." 

Jurors, lawyers, chairman 
chosen for new SJB 


The Student Government Assocation 
Monday night completed its reforma- 
tion of the student Judiciary Board, 
selecting eight jurors, five lawyers, and 
a chairman. 

The jurors chosen are Daniel Bierne, 
Sue Chase, Walter Foraker, Elizabeth 
Gowen, Peter Jenkins, Duane Mar- 
shall, Chris Perry, and Mark Simpson. 
The are lawyers are Chuck Bell, Tim 
Dix, Winston Elliot, Howard Hecht, and 
Arlene Lee. The new chirman is Dave 

"We got a good group of people, " said 
SGA President Jay Young. 

The selection process, which normal- 
ly will be at the end of first semester, in- 
volved two meetings of the Senate. 
Jurors and the chairman were required 
to have previous experience in the SJB. 

Under the new system, five jurors 
will hear each case, and all eight will 
receive a brief from the Chairman. 
"He'll rotate the jurors to give each an 
equal number of cases to judge," 
Young said. 

Young stressed that the chairman of- 
ficiates only the procedural aspects of 
each case; the jury makes any deci- 
sions. "This has been a common 
misunderstanding in the past." he said. 

The new system authorizes the SJB to 
decide cases of minor or major nature, 
and to issue penalties ranging from 
fines to dismissal fron the College. 

In another major change, hearings in 
the new SJB will be closed to the public. 

The judicial Reform Committee, 
headed by senior class officers Tim 

Connor and Ann Dorsey. met seven 
times last semester to revise the old 

"That Committee, expecially Tim, 
put in an awful lot of time and has done 
an excellent job, " said Young. 

Copies of the revised system are 
available in the Student Affairs Office. 

White House: 
Wait 'til next year 



Despite his lead in latest polls, Jim- 
my Carter isn't making any com- 
mitments for the next four years yet. 
The White House has delayed until the 
Fall of 1981 consideration of President 
Joseph McLain's request for the Presi- 
dent to attend Commencement or Con- 
vocation in 1982, the College's Bicenten- 
nial year. 

"Although he is deeply grateful to all 
of you of Washington College for your 
thoughtfulness in asking him to share 
this very special celebration with you in 
1982," said the letter from Carter's 
Deputy Appointments Secretary, Fran 
Voorde, "the President has asked me to 
explain he does not project his schedule 
so far into the future. He will be 
delighted, however, to have you renew 
your gracious invitation, if you wish to 
do so, nearer the date— I suggest in the 
late fall of 1981— when he would be in a 
better position to give you a definite 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM - Friday, February 15, 1980 - Page 2 


Once again. ..English Composition 

"English proficiency. The faculty is authorized and expected to refuse 
credit or give a reduced grade to written work which does not demonstrate 
an accurate, effective use of the English language. Any instructor who finds 
a student's written work seriously defective in English is expected to report 
the case, with examples, to the Dean of the College, who has authority to re- 
quire additional work in English composition without credit. 

Despite the existence of this passage on page 18 of the College Catalog, not 
once in Garry Clarke's tenure as Dean of the College has ah instructor 
reported a case of seriously defective written work. And if any had, there 
would have been no "additional work in English composition" 
available— with or without credit. 

That deficiency may in fact be why professors have yet to complain of- 
ficially. Their unofficial complaints, on the other hand, have been long and 

Now students themselves can be added to the ranks of those who perceive 
a need for the College to do more to improve student writing. In our page-one 
story on Post-Freshman Day, freshmen say that the College should offer 
classes or workshops in composition because they feel they lack basic 
writing skills. 

It seems the consensus of the entire College that the school needs a com- 
position program. The students want one, the faculty wants one, and, as we 
reported last week, the committee that is supposed to devise one— the 
Academic Council— wants one too. It may not be long before that English 
proficiency clause in the Catalog has some real meaning to it. 

Editor Id Chief Geoff Garinther 

Assistant Editor [Catherine Streckfus 

News Editor Pete Turchi 

Sports Editor Rich Schatzmao 

Fine Arts Editor Nick Nappo 

Photography Editor Jim Graham 

Business Manager/Copy Editor Charlie Warfleld 

Faculty Advisor Rich DeProspo 

THE ELM Is the official newspaper of Washington College, published by and for 
students. It Is printed at the Delaware State Printing Company every Friday 
with the exception of vacations and Exam Weeks. The opinions expressed on. 
these pages, with the exception of those under the headings of LETTERS TO 1 
THE EDITOR and COMMENTARY are those of the editor and staff. The ELM 
Is open business hours; Monday through Friday, 776-2800, ext. 321. 

Drama Department to present 
The Bald Soprano 

Fine Arts Editor 

In 1948 the French dramatist Eugene 
Ionesco wanted to learn English, and 
went out and bought a grammar book. 
In the book's incredibly inane dialogues 
between Mr. and Mrs. Smith and their 
friends the Martins, Ionesco found in- 
spiration for The Bald Soprano.a biting 
one-act play that Drama Department 
Chairman Timothy Maloney calls 
'poignantly funny." 

Those damn typos 

A typographical error in our story 
last week on the presidential race 
caused a misquotation of Dr. Howard 
Silver, Silver should have been quoted 
as saying, "I think all of the 
Republicans are very conservative, 
with the exception of John Anderson, 
and unfortunately he'll never win the 

Folk Mass in Alumni House 

rather Mullen of the Chestertown 
Sacred Heart Church will hold a Folk 
Mass each Sunday at 6:30 in the Alumni 
House. This Sunday a wine and cheese 
party will follow. Everyone is invited. 

The Department will perform the 
hour-long play February 28 through 
March 2. in the basement of Tawes 
Theatre. No play has been staged down 
there since 1973. Maloney says he wants 
to make much more use out of the base- 
ment: "It gives a different atmosphere 
than the main stage, a sense of ex- 

That should suit the unconventional 
Bald Soprano, which has been labeled 
an 'anti-play.' "Ionesco was fascinated 
by the unintelligibility of the Seemingly 
intelligible, the difference between 
language and appearances," Maloney 
says. "He didn't see the ambiguity of 
speech as a threat. He saw it as absurd, 
and ridiculously funny." 

Sophomore Sally McKenzie and 
freshman John Williams will play the 
Smiths and senior Beth Church will 
play Mrs. Martin. The three 
Washington stage veterans will be 
joined by three transfers, junior Steve 
Gaul as Mr. Martin, junior Virginia 
White as Mary, and graduate Steve 
Mumford as the Fire Chief. 

The Bald Soprano is free for students 
and one dollar for others. Tickets may 
be reserved by calling the Drama 
Department (ext. 269) the week of the 
performances. Curtain time is eight 

Letters to the Editor 

'Insulting the entire college community" 

This letter is in reference to Nick 
Nappo's article about Bonnie Nelle 
Duncan in last week's Elm. We feel that 
she has insulted the entire college com- 
munity. Bonnie's reference to 
Washington College students as "over- 
priviledged" is an unfair and totally 
unexceptable (sic) stereotype. Many 
students receive financial aid and hold 
down jobs to try to make ends meet. We 
question the validity of her statement 
"there is a handful of people here who 
have a sense of who they are, and where 
they are going." One look at the 
Washington College Reporter proves 
that Washington College Alumni have 
been quite successful in " the Real 
world." To quote the Student's Guide to 
the Academic Program at Washington 
College, "a goal of education in the 
liberal arts college, briefly, is the 

development of prospective (sic) on 
yourself and the world;" Washington 
College enables its students to reach 
this goal. , 

Concerning her comparison of 
Washington College to a "four year 
playground", we wonder how anyone 
with such a negative view of this school 
can convey a positive attitude through 
the yearbook and any other publica- 
tions in which she has been involved. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Diana Farrell 
Jessica Fowler 
Lisa Gunning 
Mary Kearney 
Emily Wehr 

Hostage support and vandalism 

It seems less and less surprising, 
though still curious, how even the best 
of intentions are often spoiled by the 
meaningless actions of others. 

This past Monday, students were 
urged to wear yellow to show their sup- 
port of our people held hostage for the 
100th day in Iran. (This idea had been 
suggested by the wife of one of the 
hostages.) The student responsible for 
putting up the posters and placing 
yellow ribbons around campus (this 
was done all across the country) can be 
commended for his concern. At least 
two yellow bedspreads could be seen 
hanging out windows on campus, but 

not for long. Some jerk stole one before 
the afternoon because it could be 
reached from the Somerset fire escape. 
Other words beside "jerk" come to 
mind, but they wouldn't be printed. 

To the college community, I remind 
you that we aren't going to see a 
decrease in vandalism simply by trying 
to understand where the vandal's head 
"is at." A tsk-tsk-tsk attitude is doing 
nobody any good, either. This place will 
fall apart is these trends continue 
without the students having the will to 
take matters into their own hands. 

Mark Chapman 


I would like to express my apprecia- 
tion for the combined efforts of the 
Food Service, members of the French 
Club and the SGA toward making last 
Wednesday's French Dinner such a 
success. A good deal of planning and 
work went into the serving of a 
memorable meal in a uniquely pleasant 
setting, organizations that contributed 
to the occasion: 

David Knowles 
Jeffrey DeMoss 
Aurelia Dreyer Smith 
Ted Legates 

SGA Officers and Senate 
Christine Ribillard 
Eric Lynn 

— Commentary^ 

Jennifer Ahonen 
Chris Beach 
Lindy Bundy 
Kate Burke 
Patrick Edeline 
Tim Gallagher 
Deborah Jones 
Emily Kaufman 
Jennifer Kerr 
Ted Mathias 
Marian Rock 
Linda Webster 
Thank you for printing this letter. 

Sincerely yours, 

Colin Dickson 

Assistant Professor of French 

Dining Hall goes out 
of its way, says SGA 

In light of our various criticisms in 
this column last semester, perhaps it is 
time to consider something in a more 
favorable light for a change. 

Why not start with the one thing on 
this campus that is criticized most 
often— the Dining Hall. Admittedly, the 
Dining Hall does have its problems and 


SGA President 

we are justified in some of our com- 
plaints, but let's not forget to give 
credit where it is due. The Dinning Hall 
goes out of its way to provide special 
services to us that it is in no way 
obligated to do. The French Dinner last 
week is a perfect example of this. The 
Dinning Hall, in cooperation with the 
French Club, went through an awful lot 
of extra work just to make things a little 
more enjoyable for us. The same holds 
for the German Dinner, the Luau, 
cookouts, and Christmas, Thanksgiving 

and Birthday Ball Buffets. 

One must also admit that they have 
been very responsive to student needs. 
Last week when we were fortunate 
enought to get Free water at literally 
the last hour, the Dining Hall quickly 
accomodated us by providing the 
necessary work crew and supervision. 
This same staff also worked the follow- 
ing evening for "Off the Wall" until 
about 4 in the morning. Other examples 
of this responsiveness to student needs 
include the .suggestion box, the Contact 
Steak Dinners and, for the first time, 
the service of dinner oh the day before 
the semester began. 

The Dining Hall goes out of its way to 
make things better for us and they are 
responsive to our needs and sugges- 
tions. The next time you have a 
criticism, instead of complaining to so- 
meone that can't help, put it in the sug- 
gestion box or talk to the manager. And 
the next time they do something good 
for us. ..thank them. 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM - Friday, February 15. 1980 - Page 3 

McLain and Conkling on pyrotechnics and 
other things that go boom in the night 


News Editor 

Sandy, the fireworks are hail in ' 
oveLittle Eden tonight... Bruce Springs- 
teen (4th of July, Asbury Park) 

Weeping Willow. Peonie. Naval Bat- 
tle. Battle in the Clouds. Titles of pain- 
tings? Nope. 

How about sparklers, cherry bombs, 
Roman candles? 

They are all fireworks. That is, for us. 
For Washington College President Joe 
McLain and Associate Professor of 
Chemistry John Conkling they are com- 
mercial pyrotechnics (as opposed to 
military pyrotechnics such as bombs, 
flares, and other things that go boom in 
the night.) 

McLain says in his just-finished book, 
Pyrotechnics (and solid state 

chemistry) that, "From the age of 
twelve, at which time I received a 
chemistry set and proceeded to make 
assorted inks and stinks, red fire and 
green fire, at the suffering of my' 
parents and to the detriment to 
household furnishings and the purity of 
the air, I have been in some way con- 
nected with pyrotechnic reactions." 

McLain, who also admits to prepar- 
ing flare mixes for certain fraternity 
rituals, studed chemistry atthe College, 
then went to the Pyrotechnics Division 
of Edgewood Arsenal during World War 
II. After leaving the army he became 
involved in the fireworks business in 
Chestertown until 1954. He returned to 
his alma mater to teach chemistry, and 

Faculty showcases talent 


The faculty of the Music Department, 
along with special guest Bennett La - 
mond, showcased their talents Tuesday 
night with a salon concert honoring a 
recent gift to the College— a square 

The evening was planned as if it were 
a typical mid-nineteenth century night 
of entertainment. The Chickering 
Square piano, made by Steinway and 
Sons, was a gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene 
Miller of Chestertown. Over fifty spec- 
tators were seated in Tawes Theater for 
the hour-long concert. 

Kathleen Mills, chairman of the 
department, and Elizabeth Parcell 
began the program with several of 
Schumann's four-hand Pieces for Little 
and Big Children for the piano. Mills 
dedicated the pieces to "their first 
four-hand partners", Parcell's mother, 
and Mill's childhood friend. 

Helen Stephenson, voice instructor, 
followed with several short German 
songs, including Brahms' lullaby. 

Translations were provided for the 
songs. She was accompanied by Dean 
Garry Clarke, and she dedicated the 
songs to the audience. 

Lamond, listed in the program as 
"guest narrator," and Mills, at the 
piano, performed twenty humorous 
"Sports and Divertissesments" from 
the early twentieth century by Erik 
Satie. The often humorous bits of prose 
fit the music and treated everyday sub- 
jects such as swinging, "Sea Bathing," 
golf, and sleighing, as well as more fan- 
ciful subjects such as, "Awakening the 
Bride," the devil's "Endless Tango" 
and Commedia dell' Arte. 

The evening ended with Parcell on 
the bassoon, and his wife first at the 
piano and then on the flute. Having first 
declared that the nineteenth century 
bassoon repoirtoire was "limited," he 
played a piece by Spohr, a 19th century 
concert violinist and contemporary of 
Beethoven. Refreshments followed in 
the Green Room. 

Dumschott's school history 
to be published in late spring 


Early every weekday morning Mr. 
Fred Dumschott, 1927 graduate and 
Vice President for Finance Emeritus, 
can be seen making the short walk from 
his office in Bunting Hall to the Clifton 
E. Miller Library. Dumschott spends 
part of his day leafing through old 
newspapers and records in the lower 
floor of the library, but he does not do it 
just so that he can enjoy the memories 
of his youth. He is writing Washington 
College, a history of the school that 
should be published in the late spring. 

Dumschott began his research by 
sketching the physical development of 
the school while he was working in the 
business office. "I decided after I left 
that I might as well put it all together," 
he said. The final product will be a 
history not only of the physical develop- 
ment of the school, but also of the dif- 
ferent administrations. * 

To form a basis for his work 
Dumschott studied old local 
newspapers and board and faculty 
meeting minutes, as well as articles 
and pamphlets on specific areas of the 
college's early history. "A lot of early 
history done by other people is in the ar- 
chives here," Dumschott said. He ad- 
ded that the book will contain 80 il- 
lustrations of presidents, buildings and 
athletic teams. 

Hayward also said, "This is really the 


first published history of the college." 
Dumschott added, "After fifty years at 
a place you get to know a lot. A lot of 
lives have passed through here in two 
hundred years. I'm trying to research 
the athletic teams, and I might add a 
general history of athletics here in an 
essay at the end of the book." When 
asked if the book included information 
up until the present day he said, "there 
are a lot of things I haven't been able to 
include." He sighed, "I'd like to write 
more, but I'm not sure how much 

in 1969 one of his students, John Conkl- 
ing, returned to teach in the same 
department, while at the same time 
developing a devout interest in 

McLain explains that his particular 
interest in fireworks is that they are an 
art form of sorts— there are very few 
companies in the country that produce 
fireworks, and those companies are 
almost without exception old family 
businesses. According to McLain, "the 
formulas have been handed down from 
generation to generation, like secret 
recipes." Although either the Chinese 
or Indians invented black powder, the 
integral base of pyrotechnics, the 
Italians have "used their imagination 
and artistry to do the designs and col- 
ors, and invent the ancestors to today's 

As plentiful as fireworks may seem 
today, the industry remains a rather 
small one. Because of this, along with 
the fact that many companies have 
been maintained by a single family for 
a long time, several manufacturers 
have distinctive trademarks: the 
British white shells look like no other 
white shells, and a true enthusiast can 
easily tell a red Wilbur Lizza shell from 
anyone else's red shell. The true en- 
thusiast also knows that American 


shells are cylindrical, while European 
shells are spherical, which affects the 
way in which the brightly-lit particles 
fall from the sky. 

"his nose would have burned out" 

One of the only three sparkler 
manufacturers in the country is in 
Elkton, and McLain's ties with local 
companies like that one and other 
fireworks' makers has made it possible 
for four separate Independence Day 
celebrations to be held on the college 
grounds. About 15,000 people have 
witnessed each of the four shows which, 
according to McLain, include all the 
usual shells along with a few "set 
pieces," or displays that are lit but do 
not leave the ground; they are like 
large, sparkling billboards. McLain 
briefly described the way the quick- 
burning fuse for the George Washington 
set piece is made, concluding that, "us- 
ing that, the whole thing burns at once 
for a few minutes. Otherwise, if you lit 
each one separately by the time you got 
his hair lit his nose would habe burned 

McLain was contacted about nine 
years ago to develop a set of regulations 
for the safe production of fireworks for 
the American fireworks industry. He 
and Conkling ran some tests in their 
spare time at the College, and when 
they handed in their results they were 
pleased to find that their suggestions 
were adopted by eight or nine states, in- 
cluding Maryland, as well as by the 
Consumer Product Safety Division of 
the federal government in 1976. 

Conkling currently acts as a technical 
advisor for the American Fireworks 
Association, and he is also a member of 
the National Council of Fireworks Safe- 
ty. He is often consulted about 

pyrotechnics, and recently worked with 
the Federal Aviation Administration to 
develop a method of detecting 
pyrotechnic devices, much like the way 
metal objects are currently screened at 
major airports. Conkling says that dogs 
can be trained to sniff out black 
powder, as well as other substances in 
bombs. One of Conkling's ex-students, 
Murray Suskin, has developed a 
scheme for rapid analysis of suspected 
pyrotechnic compositions which is now 
used as a standard procedure by many 
authorities. As final evidence that Con- 
kling and McLain are consulted from 
people around the country for their 
knowledge of pyrotechnics, while 
McLain was being interviewed for this 
article he received a phone call from a 
postal Inspector in San Francisco who 
asked him to help prosecute a case in 
which a bomb was sent through the 
mail and nearly killed its rather 
displeased recipient. 

Few books on subject— 'til now 

The recent move to make fireworks 
safer then they have been in the past is 
a direct result of the fact that chemists 
were never really involved in the mak- 
ing of fireworks— few, if any, books on 
the subject have been written in the 
English language. McLain's book, to be 
published by The Franklin Institute 
Press in Philadelphia, devotes an entire 
chapter to commercial fireworks. He 
says that while people pressing for 
anti-firework legislation claim that 
even sparklers are dangerous, a study 
he conducted showed that sparklers are 
99.99997 percent safe. Conkling added 
that while 10,000 firework-related in- 
juries wer reported in 1976, before the 
new safety regulations went into effect, 
only 4,000 were reported last year, and 
the number has been steadily declining. 
This past Fourth of July Conkling ap- 
peared on the Today show to speak 
about firework safety in a segment that 
was filmed in front of Miller Library, 
where Conkling and McLain Ignited a 
few samples. 

Although Conkling and McLain 
together would seem to have solved the 
problems of the fireworks industry 
single-handedly, a busy pyrotechnic ex- 
pert's day is never done. Conkling may 
travel to China this summer to help in- 
struct the Chinese in how to make the 
fireworks that they export comply to 
the United States' national safety 

McLain, on the other hand, continues 
to stand up for fireworks here at home. 

"People say to me, 'What good are 
fireworks?' " he says. "I say, "What 
good is the Mona Lisa?" I know no 
other entertainment that can delight so 
many people so cheaply. Over one and a 
half million people will attend the 
fireworks display in Battery Park in 
New York this year, and the cost of the 
display will be less than five cents per 
person. People say fireworks are 
dangerous, that they should 
beoutlawed. More people get hurt in 
bathtubs than get hurt by fireworks. 
Are they going to outlaw bathtubs?" 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM - Friday, Febryary 15, 1980 - Page 4 

Last game Saturday 

Widener loss means 
no playoffs for cagers 


Sports Editor 

1 don't mean to say I told you so. 
but. far I'm three lor three on my 
predictions with one more to go. For the 
sake of the basketball team, I'll review 
the two defeats first (and quickly), and 
then the victory. Both defeats ocurred 
in the beautiful state of Pennsylvania. 

Wednesday, February 6th, the 
Shoremen ventured to Haverford Col- 
lege to play the Fords. Remember the 
84-64 win here at WC? The final score in 
Pa was 90-72 Haverford. Joe Moye was 
the leading scorer with 21 points, break- 
ing out of a fivegame scoring slump. 
Weak defense and weak offlclation, 
however, resulted in a defeat that hurt 
the Shoremen's play-off chances. 

Wednesday the Shoremen's chance at 
post-season action ended at the hands of ' 
Wedener by a score of 88-61. The final 
score is Cain Athletic Center earlier in 
the year, was 70-69 Widener. This loss, 
however, could not be blamed on the of- 
ficials. When asked about the ref, 
freshman Cecil Sapp said, "They were 
fair— it wasn't because of them (that 
we lost)." David Blackwell led the scor- 
ing with 15 points and Joe Moye added 

Last Saturday night the Shoremen 
played like they could beat anybody as 
they handed Ursinus a 90-81 defeat. Jim 
Corey led all scorers with 27 points. In 
fact, each player that saw action played 
a fine game in the last home game of 
the season, Coach Tom Finnegan, 
whohas received a lot of criticism over 
the years, made a questionable move 
with above twelve minutes remaining 
in the game. Along with transfer 
sophomore Corey, Finnegan used three 
freshmen, (Paul Hynson, Sapp, and 
Blackwell) and junior Craig Langwost. 
This put starters Moye, Rich Dwyer, 
and Carl Fornoff on the bench. It was 
from this point on that the Shoremen 
stretched their lead enough to hang on 
at the end and come away with a win. 

Tomorrow the Shoremen close their 
'79-80 season against arch-rival Johns 
Hopkins. The Shoremen defeated the 
Blue Jays 87-71 here. There is really no 
reason for the cagers to lose this game 
unless they suffer a letdown after being 
knocked out of the playoffs. But 
Hopkins is also out of the playoff pic- 
ture, which makes this game a matter 
of pride. 

Bratt inducted into Hall of Fame 


News Editor 

George Bratt, a 1921 Washington Col- 
lege graduate, has been inducted into 
the Oldtimers Baseball Association of 
Maryland's Hall of Fame. 

Bratt played three sports at 
Washington and went on to become a 
baseball player, coach, avid hunter, 
and the president of the National Spor- 
ting Goods Company. He caught for a 
single season for Oxford, Maryland in 
the Tri-State League. His sixteen-year 
sandlot career including playing for 
and managing Fairfield Dairy, 
Cloverland Dairy, and Hampden, all 
baseball teams in the Baltimore area. 
Remarkable, in those years he was 
somehow associated with sixteen 

pennant-winning teams. For a short 
while Bratt also worked as a major 
league scout. 

The induction ceremony was held in 
Baltimore on Friday, February 18, at 
the Association's twenty-fourth annual 
Hall of Fame Night. Other inductees in- 
cluded Franklin Gibson, Charles 
Blishce, and Wilbur Snyder. 



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Monday at 7 p.m. 
in our office in the 
basement of Hod- 

9.6 percent increase 

$450 tuition, room, and board hike recommended 



The Finance Committee of the Board 
of Visitors and Governors will recom- 
mend a $450 increase in tuition, room, 
and board costs for next year at tomor- 
row's Board meeting. 

The 9.6 percent increase for students 
is part of an almost five-and-a-half 
-million dollar Budget that Vice- Presi- 
dent of Finance Gene Hessey says will 
almost surely meet with Board ap- 

The $200 tuition hike— meaning a 6.4 
percent increase over last year's 
figure— and the $250 room and board in- 

crease— 16.1 percent higher— will raise 
tuition, room, and board costs for next 
year to $5150. 

Salaries take biggest chunk 
Hessey cited three reasons for the 
11.5 percent growth in the College's 
overall budget for next year: 

• College President Joseph McLain's 
recommended $250,000 increase in 
faculty and staff salaries, 

• An expected $100,000— or 25 per- 
cent—jump in utility costs. (Hessey 
said other institutions, including Johns 
Hopkins University, are anticipating an 

increase of as much as 50 percent), 
• $100,000 in additional student aid 

needed to meet the tuition, room, and 
board increase 

Hessey also said that an additional 
$35,000 was included in the budget for 
building repairs for the New Dorms and 
the library and for painting of the ex- 
terior of Bill Smith Hall and the in- 
teriors of Dunning and Bunting. 

"After considerable debate about the 
temptation to delete these items until 
later," said Hessey, "we decided to get 

them out of the way before further cost 

$690 Increase avoided 

A shortfall of approximately $347,000 
between anticipated revenues and ex- 
penditures for next year might have 
necessitated a $690 increase in tuition, 
room, and board, said Hessey, if the 
College were not counting on higher an- 
nual giving and endowment earnings. 

The College is also counting, said 
Hessey, "on the current rate of return 
on investments sustaining itself during 
the next year, which is very iffy." 

Volume 51 Number 17 

Special Bi 

New computer chosen; no programs 
for other departments, says Brown 

Brown: no "service organization" 

Only two months after Washington 
College President Joseph McLain ap- 
proved funds for a new computer, the 
PRIME 550 has been chosen and pur- 
chased for the school. 

Last Friday a contract was signed 
with PRIME Computing Corporation, 
Inc., of McLian Virginia, for the main 
computer, a card reader, a line printer 
with graphic capability, and a 


News Editor 

magnetic tape unit. The tape unit and 
the graphic capability of the line 
printer are the most noticeable 
enlargements on the college's current 
system, which is organized around an 
IBM 1130. 

Mathematics and Computer Science 
Department Chairman Richard Brown 
said that the new computer has a larger 
memory than the IBM machine, but 

Hughes to speak at Convocation 

Ball will highlight Birthday Celebration 

9:00 p.m. Cherry blossoms. The or- 
chestra. Elegantgowns will take the 
place of Levi's. Carnations will be pin- 
ned on every lanel. 

The traditional .Ball will highlight 
Washington's Birthday Celebration 
from 9-1:00 p.m. tomorrow in Cain 
Athletic Center, featuring The Lester 
Lanin Orchestra. 

The program of festivities also in- 
cludes a meeting of the Board of 
visitors and Governors at 10:00 a.m., a 
buffet luncheon in Hodson Dining Hall 
at 12:30, the Washington's Birthday 
Convocation In Daniel Z. Gibson Fine 
Arts Center at 2:00 with speaker Gover- 
nor Harry Roe Hughes, and an informal 
dinner at 5 : 00 in the Dining Hall. 

Over 2000 invitations to the Ball were 
sent to students, parents, Faculty, the 
Administrative Staff, and alumni. Ac- 
cording to Vice-President for Develop- 
ment and Public Relations George 
Hayward, "We will have a full house." 
There will be 100 tables and seating for 
800. In previous years, about 450 
students have attended. 

The proceeds from patrons and 
tickets will go to the College's general 
Scholarship Fund. Hayward said last 
year there was a $2500 profit. 

Hayward is coordinator of the 
celebration in conjunction with Dean of 
Students Maureen Kelley. The 


Assistant Editor 

freshman class, led by class President 
Peter Collins, will decorate the Athletic 
Center. Director of Food Services Dave 
Knowles will manage the cash- bar and 
midnight snack. The Maintenance 
Department handles the set-up of 
tables, the platform for the orchestra, 
and clean-up on Sunday and Monday. 



The ceremonial traditions of 
Washington's Birthday Convocation 
link the College both to 18th century 
Maryland and to medieval universities. 

The academic costume, the presiden- 
tial chain, and the mace are the major 
symbols of academic regalia. 

The tradition of academic dress goes 
back to the 14th century. A 1321 statute 
required that all "Doctors, Licentiates, 
and Bachelors" of the University of 
Coimbra wear gowns. By the end of the 
14th century, the statutes of certain 
English colleges prescribed the wear- 
Continued on Page 8 

"This year we strongly discourage 
bringing coolers of ice into the gym- 
nasium," Hayward" said. Buckets of ice 
will be available at the bar. 

Freshman class President Peter Col- 
lins said that decorations include 
cherry trees with lights and cherry 
blossoms on the branches. About 15 
freshmen are working on the decora- 
tions which Collins said will cost about 

The annual Ball began as a tradi- 
tional event in 1965. Hayward said "In 
the early 70's, interest declined and at- 
tendence dropped off. In 1974, President 
and Mrs. McLain had a very strong in- 
terest in the upgrading of the Birthday 
Ball to a point where more students, 
aiumni, and Chestertown residents 
would attend. In 1977 the Ball was 
moved to the gymnasium and at- 
tendence increased by 200 people." 

Up until 1969 a "Miss Washington Col- 
lege," chosen by male students, was 
crowned at the Bal. The possibility of 
presenting the White House with a 
Washington College birthday cake has 
been suggested in past years, but the 
idea has never gotten off the ground. 

Hayward said, "We view the Ball as a 
traditional social occasion for the col- 
lege community and friends and 
neighbors of the College. I hope this 
year is the best we've had." 

more importantly the PRIME com- 
puter uses videoscreen terminals as op- 
posed to punched cards. This means 
that an operator can type a program, 
run it, correct it, and run It again 
without leaving his seat. It also means 
that with the six terminals the school 
has purchased, six people can type and 
run programs at once, whereas with 
the current system only three people 
can use the card punchers at once, and 
only one program can be run at a time. 

The propoal that the company sub- 
mitted to the college begins by saying 
that, "The PRIME computer system 
proposed for Washington College has 
been configured to meet the College's 
current needs, while providing the flex- 
ibility and capacity to expand to re- 
quirements." Part of the capacity for 
expansion is the fact that the computer 
has facilities for up to 63 terminals 
which do not have to be in the same 
building as the computer. Cost of the 
terminals for the college is under one 
thousand- dollars a piece. Another 
aspect of the new computer which 
especially suits the College is that a ser- 
viceman can run tests on the computer 
by remote control to see what is wrong 
with it before making a service call. 

No programs for other departments 

Brown said that in the Fall he "will 
know if we have chosen a sufficiently 
comprehensive system." He also said 
that a major change In the computing 
center next year will be that it will not 
be run by one person, and it will no . 
longer be a "service organization". I 
propose that in the future we help peo- 
ple solve their problems, but we will not 
run programs for other departments," 
he said. "I intend to offer to any person 
in the administration staff who is in- 
terested in a course on the computer 
over the summer." 

Applications are currently being 
solicited by the College for a computer 
science teacher, but Brown said that he 
hopes the new teacher will teach a math 
course as well. Their will be at least 
four computer science courses offered, 

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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Frlday, February 22, 1980-Page 2 


Taking the good with the bad 

There were two news items of note during this otherwise slow 
news week leading up to the Birthday Ball: It was learned that 
we can expect a substantial ($450) increase in tuition, room, and 
board for nextyear, and that the College has chosen a new 
$125 000 computing system (the PRIME 550) to replace the anti- 
quated IBM 1130. So you take the bad with the good, right? Ex- 
cept in this case the bad isn't all that bad, and the good— well the 
good just isn't all that good, either. 

The $450 increase could have been worse— $240 worse, ac- 
cording to Vice-President for Finance Gene Hessey. Some less- 
than-conservative estimates on anticipated annual giving and in- 
vestment returns for next year have kept the increase lower than 
it might have been. 

And it's hard to contest the reasons for the increase: the facul- 
ty andstaff salary increase pool, at a-quarter-of-a-million 
dollars, is smaller than what many students called for last 
semester, knowing it might necessitate a tuition hike; the con- 
servative 25 percent increase in estimated utility costs for next 
year is unavoidable; and the extra $100,000 necessary for finan- 
cial aid goes right back to students. 

$450 is a considerable sum, but that looks like the cost of keep- 
ing warm and keeping professors 

The acquisition of the new computing system is welcome, but 
this benefit is qualified not only by the loss of Computing Center 
Director Bill Schmoldt but by the apparent elimination of the 
computing services he provided gratis to other departments. The 
new system may be much more capable than the present one, 
but it evidently won't be working for the administration or facul- 
ty unless thay learn how to work it themselves. 

The lesson here is that it's easier to replace a machine than it 
is to replace a man. That the tuition increase may help retain the 
faculty, upon whom the educational -quality of the College 
depends, should provide some solace for students and parents 
when it comes time to pay that bill next summer. 

Editor In Chief Geoff Garlnlher 

Assistant Editor Katherlne Streckfus 

News Editor Pete Turchl 

Sports Editor Rich Schatzman 

Fine Arts Editor Nick Nappo 

Photography Editor Jim Graham 

Business Manager/Copy Editor Charlie Warfleld 

Faculty Advisor Rich DeProspo 

THE ELM Is the official newspaper of Washington College, published by and for 
students. It Is printed at the Delaware State Printing Company every Friday 
with the exception of vacations and Exam Weeks. The opinions expressed oni 
these pages, with the exception of those under the headings of LETTERS TO 
THE EDITOR and COMMENTARY are those of the editor and staff. The ELM 
is open business hours; Monday through Friday, 778-2800, ext. 321. 

Letter to the Editor 

"What good is theMona Lisa?" 

This letter is in reference to a state- 
ment made by Washington College 
President Joe McLain in Peter Turchi's 
article, "McLain and Conkling on 
Pyrotechnic and other things that go 
boom in the night" in last week's Elm. 

As quoted by Mr. Turchi at the end of 
the article, Dr. McLain said that when 
other people say "What good are 
fireworks?" he counters with, "What 
good is the Mona Lisa?" Whether or not 
the statement was made in jest I do not 
know, but the implications of it are too 
serious to be taken lightly. 

I say this not only because I've never 
had anyone stuff paintings in my 
mailbox on Halloween, but because I 
think the inherent value of a work of art 
is enormously greater than that of a 
handful of chemicals burning in the 
sky. The matter, however, is not one of 
particular principles. 

As some members of the Washington 
College community might remember, 
we are part of a liberal arts college 
which has itself a history of over 200 
years. In the late 1700's when 
Washington received its charter, the 
chic thing in Europe was 
neoclassicism. This included a return to 
classical ideas of education such as 
Socrates', which, generally stated, was 
that education was to be had for itself; 
it's worth was not to make you an auto 
mechanic or a computer programmer, 
but instead to teach you ideas and prin- 
ciples that would enable you to better 
live your life. At about the same time 
Samuel Johnson was sitting in an apart- 

ment in London saying that, "Whether 
we provide for action or conversation, 
whether we wish to be useful or pleas- 
ing, the first requisite is the religious 
and moral knowledge of right and 
wrong; the next is an acquaintance 
with the history of mankind, and with 
those examples which may be said to 
embody truth, and prove by events the 
reasonableness of opinions." 
Hereabouts are the foundations of the 
liberal arts tradition. 

Although, as I said, I can-'t be sure ex- 
actly how seriously Dr. McLain meant 
for his statement to be taken, it seems 
to me an opportune moment to remind 
ourselves of the puposes of a liberal 
arts education. Works of art such as the 
Mona Lisa have always been the high 
points of any culture; to change an old 
quote, the history of art is the history of 
man. To imply that our culture might 
be remembered because it was able to 
make things that go boom and make 
colors in the sky is, to me, absurd. 

In conclusion I would simply like to 
say that fireworks and art works both 
have their places, but we must be able 
to distinguish between the two. People 
don't want to see paintings set on fire 
and thrown into the sky, but neither do 
they want to hang a Wilbur Lizza red 
shell in their dining room. All con- 
sidered, however, I suppose I must ad- 
mit that painting is the easier of the two 
"arts"; Leonardo da Vinci spent weeks 
painting the Mona Lisa, but while he 
was working on the hair, he didn't have 
to worry about her smile burning out. 

Bad Boy Blake, Co-editor, King Crab 

The Great Paraphernalia Ban: 

Holy Homegrown ! They're still out of 
rolling papers at Marty Kabat's 
General Store. They haven't gotten any 
more screens. There hasn't been a bong 
in there (for sale, at least) since the late 
1970's. And it doesn't look like any of 
this hardware is scheduled for a return 

Some young punks on politics, the Col- 
lege Republicans, deserve much of the 
credit for the extra shelf space at the 
bookstore. The reactionary pot- 
totailers have been putting out facist 
propoganda sheets ever since the 
Republican Party decided that there 
may be life after Watergate. Their 
November excretion ( printed with 
money that they sleazed out of the stu- 
dent Activities Fund) featured a "Jane, 
you ignorant slut"-type debate over the 
morality of selling marijuana 
paraphernalia in the bookstore. 

The pro- paraphernalia argument 
was written by a student who "never 
had, nor at any time desires to have any 
connection with the College 
Republicans. "That's bullshit. If he 
takes part in a written debate in their 
rag, that's about as connected as he can 



get with these GOP sermon-on-the- 

The anti-paraphernalia argument 
was written by someone who goes by 
the pen name "Publius." Whether or 
not Publius is the same writer that 
wrote the pro-paraphernalia argument 
is anybody's guess, but whoever he or 
she is should change their by-line to 
"Nuke Breath." The mystery moralist 
says that the college must "enstill in its 
students proper standards of conduct, 
ethics, and morality." The writer goes 
on to say that the sale of paraphernalia 

in the bookstore "flies square in the 
teeth of any sense of ethics." 

I can think of many things to fly into 
Publius's teeth, but he sure gave Mr. 
Movies down in the bookstore a case of 
the willies. Kabat kept his cool but got 
rid of the rolling papers and screens he 
had so carefully placed in a drawer 
behind the bookstore counter. 

A)Did Kabat get heat from Cap'n Joe 
and the Big Board to get the dope toys 
out of his inventory? B)Did an angel ap- 
pear in Kabat's dreams and turn him 
into a fire 'n brimstone crusader for 
moral reform? C)Or was Mr. "Green 
Acres" Haney of WC simply blown 
away by Publius's argument? 

I'll go with D, none of the above, on 
this question, Kabat wasn't getting that 
much of a return selling rolling papers 
and screens, at least not enough to risk 
getting blacklisted by those who sym- 
pathize with the College Republicans. 

But how can anyone sympathize with 
a klan that squanders student activity 
funds on trashy propoganda dedicated 
to the teachings of Anne Landers? This 
bunch also set up a politicaly saturated 
blood donor program with the 
Baltimore Red Cross last spring, totally 
ignoring the pleas of the Eastern Shore 
Blood Bank to keep blood here where it 
is donated. The College Republican's 
succesful eradication of marijuana 
paraphernalia from the bookstore is 
just the latest attempt by these meddl- 
ing parasites to deprive W.C. students 
of party hardware, blood, and activity 
funds as completely as possible. 
' The College Republicans will no 
doubt receive GOP funds to get to 
Chicago for the Republican Conven- 
tion. this year. whether the folks with the 
student activity bucks spot the W.C. 
Republican Presidential Campaign this 
Fall remains to be seen. 

'Till then, rooooooooooooooll another 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM- Friday, February 22, 1980-Page 3 

Rahman: questioning America's Middle East policy Photo by Rick Adelberg 

Rahman: The PLO and 
the 20 percent solution 



He has met with Andrew Young 
several times, and he said the Carter 
administration knew of the meetings 
Young had with high-ranking members 
of the Palestine Liberation Organiza- 
tion before resigning under pressure 
last year. 

He was involved in the unseccessful 
negotiation attempt of US envoy 
Ramsey dark early in the Iran crisis 
last November. 

And he predicted that Moscow will 
remove Afghan President Babrak Kar- 
mal by the end of this week. 

But last Friday night, PLO Deputy 
Representative to the._U.N. Hasan 
Rahman was concerned mostly with 
the plight of the Palestinians in the Mid- 
dle East as he spoke to'an audience of 
nearly 75 in Hynson Lounge. 

"How to achieve peace in the Middle 
East— that is what we should be con- 
cerned about," said Rahman, a 
graduate of the University of Puerto 
Rico with a master's degree in public 
administration. "We (the PLO) unders- 
tand that peace requires a concession. 
We have conceded 80 percent of 
Palestine; we want to establish our 
state on only 20 percent. 

"We believe this can be settled 
peacefully. ..when everyone gets what 
belongs to them." 

Crux of the conflict 

Rahman presented a persuasive 
argument for the Palestinians as he 
identified what he called the crux of the 
Middle East conflict: "As long as the 
Israeli govenment declares theres is no 
such thing as a Palestinian people, the 
conflict will continue. 

"I have no problem with living with a 
Jew in Israel or New York," Rahman 
said, adding that he does in fact live in a 
predominantly- Jewish apartment 
building in New York. "I do have a pro- 
blem with someone who will not 
perceive me as his equal." 

Allowing that he expected the issue to 
be brought up, Rahman asserted that 
the PLO did not introduce violence to 
the Middle East. "254 women and 
children were massacred by Menachim 
Begin in 1948," he said. "In his book, He 
even brags about this." 

Rahman also criticized President 

Carter's decision to boycott the Moscow 
Olympics. "When Mr. Carter was ask- 
ed why the athletes will not go to 
Moscow, he said, 'We will not go to a 
capitol that subjugates innocent peo- 

"Why does this apply only to the 
Soviet Union, not Israel?" asked 

Saying that every Israeli citizen 
receives $1000 a year from American 
taxpayers, Rahman also also what the 
Palestinians had "done to the 
American people to deserve this kind of 

Unable to visit family 

Although he is the only PLO represen- 
tative allowed by the US government to 
travel outside a 25-mile radius of New 
York City, Rahman said he has 
nonetheless been unable to visit his 
family in his homeland on the occupied 
West Bank for five years. "My father 
died three weeks ago— I have not been 
able to attend his funeral. I have 
brothers and sisters I have not seen for 
sixteen years." 

After a 45-minute lecture, Rahman 
answered questions— some heated— for 
another 45 minutes. 

Said one Jewish member of the au- 
dience, "You call yourself a peaceful 
organization, yet you've masterminded 
terrorist activities for years. The 
American people don't understand that 
if a Palestinian state were set up on the 
West Bank, it would be a Russian 

Rahman answered that "The PLO is 
a nationalist movement. We have no in- 
terest whatever, under any cir- 
cumstances, to become a satellite of the 
Soviet Union or the US. We wish to be 
friendly with all the nations of the 

Hasan Who? 

ConceFning his relationship with 
President Carter, he said that five 
minutes after being introduced to him, 
Carter denied ever having met Rahman 
to reporters. 

Rahman concluded with a warning on 
American foreign policy. "Anyone who 
is serious about the future of America 
in general will have to start questioning 
its policies in the Middle East." 

Roving Reporter 

PLO at WC 

Photography by BOB LEONARD 

Question: What was your reaction to 
last Friday night 's PLO speaker? 

Jeff Donaho - Freshman - New York 

I thought it presented a lot of things 
about the PLO 1 didn't know. I think I'm 
more sympathetic to their cause but it 
is no excuse for their actions. 

Steve Groft - Freshman - Westminstei 
The speaker was well-versed. Th 
definitely have a legitimate cause. 

*■■' ^ 

Lee Clarke - Junior - Mass. 

He enlightened me to the sorrowful . 
plight of the Palestinians, but two 
wrongs do not make a right. You 
shouldn't fieht fire with fire. 

Marion Rock - Senior - New York 

The lecture didn't have any effect on 
me at all. I thought the guy was very 
crafty and he dodged a lot of questions. 
He knows the sentiment in the US. It 
was what I expected. 

"Saved by Grace" 

Christian Fellowship 

On Saturday, March 1, at 3:00, 
"Saved By Grace", and Contemporary 
Christian band, will give a concert in 
Bill Smith Auditorium. They give con- 
certs for a lover offering so admission 
is free, but if anyone feels they would 
like to contribute to some of their ex- 
penses, there will be a love box at the 
back of the auditorium. Come hear 
some good music and experience. 
"Saved By Grace." Everyone is 
welcome! For more information con- 
tact Tammy Wolf QA221 and Mark 
Squillante Kent 216. 

Come by and 
see the new 
renovations & 
new machines 

in the 


Open to all 
college students 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM- Friday, February 22, 1980-Page 4 

Smith, Gillin criticize 
NASDTEC evaluation 


Newell: "Philosophy divorced from ordinary understanding Is vain 1 

Newell edits "common sense" book 


"The book as a whole argues that, as 
stated In the introduction, 'Philosophy 
divorced from our ordinary understan- 
ding of life is vain, and ordinary 
understanding unrefined by 
philosophical reflection is blind", said 
Newell. Nine articles by noted 
philosophers such as William James, 
Henry Sidgwick and A.J. Ayer, and one 
previously* unpublished essay by 
Newell comprise the book. 

Newell first began thinking about 
such a book in 1974, but until recently, 
"I never seemed to have time to do it." 
By October of 1979 the book was in its 
final form. The college bookstore 
received its order about two weeks ago. 

"I think it will be a very useful book 
of readings for the Introductary class," 
Newell said. 

Dr. J. David Newell has edited a 
book of philosophical essays on the rela- 
tionship between, "beliefs of common 
sense, scientific beliefs and 
philosophical beliefs," 

The book, which is designed for his 
Introduction to Philosophy class, is 
published by University Press of 
America. "Five publishers were in- 
terested at the outset." he said. 
Although they liked the Idea behind the 
book, they "weren't optomistic about 
marketing possibilities." 

University Press is handling promo- 
tion of the book itself. "The book will be 
exhibited at 22 conferences across 
America this year," Newell said. The 
company will send order forms to 
"every teacher in humanities In 

A draft evaluation from the Maryland 
State Board of Education has recently 
been submitted to the College. 

The College was evaluated under the 
guidelines set by the National Associa- 
tion of State Directors of Teacher 
Education and Certification 
B (NASDTEC) from November 14-16 last 
" semester. The evaluation is designed to 

2 determine whetheror not the various 
C3 course plans in the Education Depart- 
_§ ment here meet with the standards set 
■■» by NASDTEC. If the College meets with 
a those standards, students who fulfill the 

3 requirements in the Education Depart- 
£ ment would receive teacher certifica-. 
fc tion upon graduation. 

The Social Sciences area received 
some criticism in the evaluation, ac- 
cording to chairman of the History 
Department Nate Smith. He said 
however, that the problems are not 
serious ones. "Some of the recommen- 
dations are vague," he said. 

The Humanities area also received 
criticism. Dr. Richard Gillin, Associate 
Professor of English said. "Some of 
their criticisms are valid to a certain 
degree". He added, however, "they 
(the evaluation team) wrote one 
sentence that is priceless. It is com- 
pletely unintelligible." 

One criticism of the Social Sciences, 
Smith said, is that the courses "are not 
teacher prep, courses. Most of the pro- 
blems departments encountered come 
from the general difference between a 


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As far as the Humanities is concern- 
ed, Gillin reacts "most strongly to the 
criticism on literature. They say that 
the teaching of literature is secondary 
to media and television." Gillin said he 
fears the devaluation of literature 
without the teaching of literature, he 
says, "The literacy rate can't help but 
go down." He added that "our main 
concern is the students' writing 

All departments have been asked to 
add what is missing or change the pro- 
grams in order to meet the standards. 
"If we don't shape up— and it is not a 
minor thing— they will not give 
NASDTEC teacher approval" said 
Smith. He added that this does not 
mean that qualified students cannot 
teach. Smith said that the Committee 
did not suppjy any ideas or solutions to 
the problems. 

In order to keep NASDTEC certifica- 
tion, Gillin said a course in Linguistics 
may be added permanently. He also 
said that the "state is asking us to do 
things now that we cannot because of 
our size." Due to lack of staff it is vir- 
tually impossible to include the variety 
which will please the NASDTEC stan- 
dard, said Gillin. 

The finished report, which will pro- 
bably be out sometime in March, will 
reflect the November evaluation as 
well as comments and justifications by 
the various departments. 

Poetry contest offers $1000 prize 

World of Poetry 

A $1000 grand prize will be awarded 
in the Poetry Competition sponsored by 
the World of Poetry, a quarterly 
newsletter for poets. 

Poems of all styles and on any subject 
are eligible to compete for the grand 
prize or for 49 other cash or merchan- 
dise awards. 

Says contest director, Joseph Mellon, 
"We are encouraging poetic talent of 
every kind, and expect our contest to 
produce exciting discoveries." 

Rule and official entry forms are 
avilable from World of Poetry 2431 
Stockton Blvc, Dept. N, Sacramento, 
California 95817. 

Campus Paperback bestsellers 

1. Star Trek, by Gene Roddenberry. (Pocket, $2.50.) Further 
adventures of TV spaceship, U.S.S. Enterprise. 

2. Mommie Dearest, by Christina Crawford. (Berkley, 
$2.75.) Life with mother: actress Joan Crawford. 

3. The Mr. BUI Show, by Walter Williams. (Running Press, 
$4.95.) Story of TV puppet from "Saturday Night Live." 

4. How to Eat Like a Child, by Delia Ephron. (Ballantine, 
$3.95.) And other lessons in not being grown-up. 

5. The World According to Garp, by John Irving. (Pocket, 
$2.75.) Adventures of a son of a famous, feminist mother. 

6. Chesapeake, by James Michener. (Fawcett, $3.95.) 
Multi-family saga along Maryland's Eastern Shore: fiction. 

7. Mary Ellen's Best of Helpful Hints, by Mary Ellen 
Pinkham and Pearl Higginbotham. (Warner, $3.95.) 
Solving household problems. 

8. Ashes in the Wind, by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. (Avon, 
$4.95.) Southern belle vs. Yankee doctor: fiction. 

9. Evergreen, by Belva Plain. (Dell, $2.75.) Jewish immi- 
grant woman climbs from poverty on lower Manhattan. 

10. In Search of History, by Theodore H. White. (Warner, 
$5.95.) Personal adventures of a famous journalist. 

Compiled by The Chronicle ol Higher Education from information 
supplied by college stores throughout the countiy. February 4, 1980. 

Photography Editor's 
camera stolen 

THE WASHINGTON cm .1 .r ge ELM- Friday, February 22, 1980-Page 5 


A $700 camera .was stolen from the 
dark room used byElm and Pegasus 
photographers on Sunday, Feburary 
10th. The camera was the personal pro- 
perty of Jim Graham, Elm 
Photography Editor. 

Graham said, "I locked the camera 
up on Saturday night after taking pic- 
tures at the Lambda party. On Sunday 
morning Rick Adelberg (another stu- 
dent photographer) went into the 
Elmotiice and saw two black males 
who said they had permission from me 
to be there. When Rick confronted me 
In my room with this story I said I had 
not given anyone permission to be 

there, yet when entering the Dark 
Room I found my camera had been 

Graham and Adelberg reported: the 
theft to Chestertown police. On their 
way back to the College, they saw the 
two suspects and recorded the license 
plate number. They then reported the 
number to the police. 

"The police took our information, yet 
thay didn't seem to be too interested I 
felt they could do more." said Graham. 

Graham said that will probably cover 
the cost of the camera. 

There were no signs of forcible entry 
into the Elm Office. 

Thieves infiltrate 
faculty locker-room 


The faculty locker-room in Cain 
Athletic center has been plagued by 
thefts This semester, with professors 
reporting articles of athletic gear and 
clothing stolen, as well as money and 
personal articles. 

One of the victims of theft was Dr. 
Richard DeProspo, Assistant Professor 
of English, who had fifteen dollars 
stolen in two separate incidents. Ac- 
cording to DeProspo, the thief is clever 
and fast. Not only did he gain entry to a 

locked room to which he theoretically 
shouldn't have a Key, said DeProspo, 
but after he stole the money, he 
returned the wallet to its place in the 
locker. DeProspo's solution to the pro- 
blem is simple: "Coach (Ed) Athey 
should change the locks, and issue new 
keys to all faculty members." He added 
that, "I'm going to hide down there on 
and off for the next couple of months, 
and if I find out who's doing it, I'm go- 
ing to kill him." 

Christian Science counselor 
provides services 

Christian Science Campus Counselor 

Christian Science Campus 
Counselors serve on a volunteer basis 
at colleges and universities near their 
homes. -They welcome conversations 
with people in the academic community 
about their interests and needs and the 
possible helpfulness of Christian 
Science in their lives. 

"People" can be interested students, 
faculty members, instructors or staff 
members.. .anyone who'd like to ex- 
amine a more spiritual approach to his 
life and work. 

The counselor's approach is one of 
friendly interest and idea-sharing. No 
religious proselytizing, just candid ex- 
change of thoughts and experiences. No 
giving of advice, but exploring 
possibilities together. 

The main focus of the Counselor's 
thinking is going to be on God— what 
God is, His relation to man, what reali- 
ty is (and how it can be known), and 

what man can be because of God. 

Elaine Wolcott is the Christian 
Science Campus Counselor for 
Washington College. She will be in the 
Student Center Lobby on the first and 
third Wednesday of the month from 
11:30 am to 1:30 p.m. 


Meeting every 
Monday at 7 p.m. 
in our office in the 
basement of Hod- 
son Hall. 

I New computer! Foodservice 

•Continued from page 1- HtHlOUIICeS 

"but they won't all be taught by one • • 

person. Four or more people on campus CODCeSSIOD DFICd 

next semester will be teaching Com- "»»«iw»w»« r" vlJ 

puter Science-at least three members 

of the Math Department, and perhaps WC Food Service 

one outsider. I think we have made a This year ' as ln tne P ast . Uie 

mistake in the past in giving one person Wasnln 6 ton College Food Service will 

the work of two people— (Former °P erate a ca sh bar and concession 

Director of the Computer Center Bill) stand at the-annual Washington's Bir- 

Schmoldt was heavily overloaded " tbday Ba " t0 be held on Saturday, 

Brown also said that student assistants February 23 . ^m from 9:00 to 1:00 AM. 

in the center will be relied upon more Tne cash bar wl " 0,fer draft beer a ' 50« 

heavily than in the past. 'or 12 ounces, liquor (straight or with 

One of the courses offered next mixers) ' or W-00 per drink and mixed 

semester will be on the computer drmks for ' 125 each. The concession 

language PASCAL. Brown said that s ' andwi "°«er: 

although it will be exciting for students ' 2 -° unce ? soda 354 

to take the introductory course on the 5 U ,,~ , 50 < 

new computer with the terminal set-up, „° , , lps 75 < 

students who can already use the IBM „, ?, : 754 

machine "will be able to use the plastlc glasses and napkins free 

PRIME 550 after about five minutes of The p , nces ° f the above ltcms are ke P l 

instruction." Programs that have v f ry low to encourage use of these ser- 

preciously been prepared on cards can Y c f s by the student s and other guests, 

be transferred onto the new computer As ln , p .™ r , years ' lce chests wiu not be 

according to Brown, with relative ease Permitted inside the gymnasium. 

The PRIME 550 will be delivered on 

May 27, and a champagne reception has Timp chanCTP 

already been planned for May 28 to vuaiigc 

celebrate the running of the first pro- _. _ , 

gram, which will be specially designed Tne Folk Mass ln Alun ™ House each 

for the occasion Sunday has been changed to 6 p.m. 

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Parisians in America 

Ribillard fits in "like a student" 


A Parisian with an English accent ac- 
ting as French Language assistant for 
the semester? 

"I hate this accent!" Christian 
Ridillard said, "I wish I had an 
American accent" Having spent a year 
in England, however, and only a month 
here, it's only normal that her A's 
should be long. 

Ribillard, who studies at the Univer- 
sity in Cretail outside of Paris, first 
heard of Washington College from 
Assistant Professor of English Thomas 
Cousineau, who taught for a while at 
Creteil. Along with the three courses 
she's taking here, she has to keep up 
with her classes at home. She is in her 
last year of study for her teaching 
license, and she'll have to take four ex- 
ams when she returns in June to 
receive her diploma. 

She is studying to be a teacher, but 
teaching jobs are just as scarce in 
France as they are here. "I'd love to be 
a teacher, but if I can't," she said, "I 
could be an air hostess if I was 
desperately in need of a job." Airline 
hostess jobs aren't much more plentiful 
than teaching jobs, but her father was a 
pilot and through his connections 
Ribillard said she could probably get a 

"America is still basically a dream 
land," she said, because the French 
system of employment is more imper- 
sonal. "I do like the French system, and 

I'm very pleased with what I've 
learned, but we're so selective and they 
don't give you a chance. Too often it 
seems, it's not what you know, but who 
you know. Jobs are given usually only 
on the basis of a resume, and there is 
rarely any personal interivew. She ad- 
ded, "I can criticize, but because of my 
background I tend to like the system." 

As unbelievable as it may seem, 
Ribillard said cultural opportunities in 
Chestertown don't really match those in 
Paris. "I like life in Paris: it's a whirl- 
wind," she said, "I go out every night, 
and it's not especially for drinks but 
just to be with friends." 

"1 like it very much here," she said. 
"The only thing I was surprised of was 
that I wasn't surprised." She had her 
first MacDonald's hamburger the week 
before she left Paris, but being on the 
home territory of the hamburger 
doesn't seem to have changed her opi- 
nion much. "I try to avoid ham- 
burgers," she said. "I definitely prefer 
French restaurants.: Aside from ham- 
burgers, the lack of sidewalks in 
Chestertown seems to be the only thing 
she doesn't like. 

"My experiences in England helpled 
me in terms of language and contacts 
with people. People here have been 
very, very nice. I didn't feel as good in 
England: I feel myself much better 
suited here. I feel just like the 

Palesis replaces Yon 
in French Department 


The apartment in the basement of the 
Minta Martin dormitory seems to have 
become a refuge for transient pro- 
fessors over the last year. Last 
semester it was occupied by Dr. Stuart 
Knee, visiting assistant professor of 
history. This semester it is occupied by 
visiting assistant professor of French, 
Dr. John Palesis. 

Palesis, who recieved his doctorate in 
French Literature last August from the 
I University of Pennsylavania, is filling 
for Dr. Andre Yon, who is on 
sabatical this semester. Although this 
is his first full-time teaching position, 
Palesis has held teaching jobs on a 
fellowship basis at both the University 
of Pennsylvania and at Temple Univer- 
sity, where he recieved his M.A. in 
French Literature in 1973. He also 
taught for a year at the University of 
Lausanne in Switzerland. He began his 
American education on an impressive 
note, receiving a Fulbright Scholarship 
for undergraduate study in the United 
States. He left his native country of 
Cyprus, an island off the coast of 
Greece in 1966, and attended Dickinson 
i College, in Carlisle Pa. He graduated 
cum laude from there in 1970. 

At age 33, Palesis is young for a man 
of his education. He shows it through a 
personal and engaging attitude toward 
his students, which lacks much of the 
ivory tower remoteness of many men of 
his learning. "I enjoy being with the 

students. I see them out of classes as 
well as during them. I even bear the 
cafeteria's food because I enjoy (the 
students') company." He continues, "I 
feel that teachers can learn alot from 
the students, by being around them and 
interacting with them. It makes you a 
better teacher." 

He is equally positive when put on the 
spot about the faculty. "I don't know too 
many of them" he says, "but the ones I 
do know, I like." He says that there is 
an atmosphere among the faculty that 
is not typical of the academic communi- 
ty as a whole. "In our business," he 
says, "there is a saying, 'Publish or 
Perish'. That does not seem to be the 
case here. Most professors seem to 
place their teaching above their 
scholarship here. This is good for the 

But it doesn't look like Palesis will 
perish academically wherever he goes. 
His dissertation on the screenplay as a 
genre is in the process of being 
published as a series of articles in 
various cinema-graphic and literary 
journals. He is also in the process of 
developing a series of dialogues on 
videotape for the teaching of French 

In March he will deliver the lecture 
here that he presented at Harvard last 
week. It will deal with a French film by 
Jean Cocteay entitled "Blood of a 

Dr. Andre Yon, on sabbatical for the semester 

As for the future, the only uncertainty 
for Palesis seems to be which school 
will get him when he leaves here. He 
has applied for positions at several 
schools, including Harvard, where he 

was recenty interviewed out of a large 
field of applicants for the job. 
Washington College may turn out to be 
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"Optimistic" is the word for Matthews this season 


"If you are looking for an overall 
perspective on this compng season", of- 
fered Head Lacrosse Coach Brian Mat- 
thews, "I'd have to say that 'optimistic' 
would be the key work. We've got good 
depth and a real good attitude in prac- 
tice so far. As we can do is wait and see 
how things develop": Matthews, in his 
second year as head coach, has good 
reason to be optimistic, but he also 
must be very anxious to see the 
Shoremen get back into the thick of the 
college lacrosse scene— after eight con- 
secutive winning seasons the Shoremen 
slipped to 3-11 last year. 

Lacrosse is a big part of Washington 
College. A winning team means na- 
tional rankings and publicity that no 
other sport has been able to bring to the 
College recently. Even though the 
Shoremen play one of the toughest 

"clipboard assistants" according to 
Matthews. "I've tried to be very flexi- 
ble in what thei duties are", he ex- 
plains, "I don't sit down and map out 
everything I want done. They both 
seem very confortable and confident in- 
what they are doing and are really a big 
asset to me. Expecially at this stage of 
the season, in, that I am allowed to sit 
back and asses the players." 

The big question mark on this year's 
team will be in the goal. "Not becauser 
of a lack of talent", cautions Matthews, 
"but because we depended a lot on 
Tern my Hart last year." The 
nowgraduated Hart was a third-team 
All-American last season. "At this point 
it looks like we are going to go with a 
two-goalie system. Both Bruse Winand 
andChris Anglem have the temperment 
to handle the pressure and both have 

Sophomores Kevin O'Connor and Ray 

. Perhaps the most glaring weakness 
on the Shoremen team last year was the 
midfield. As the season progressed it 
became obvious that the position was 
lacking in depth and scoting punch. 
This season Matthews plans to go with 
three mid-fields, illustrating that depth 
should not be a problem again. As he 
puts it, "This years team has too many 
good athletes not to run three." 

The firepower will have to come from 
Senior Billy Hamill, who led the team in 
scoring last year, second year man Bob 
White, and the returning Ben Tucker- 
man, who took a year off from school 
last year. Tuckerman will aslo be relied 
on for face-offs, with the return of that 
rule this season. Senior Tim Hollywood, 
Sophomores Peter Jemkins, Jesse 


tack from the midfield. Dickie Grieves, 
who is back after academic difficulties 
last year, could prove to be the answer 
to the attack problems if he plays up to 
his potential. Three freshmen recruits 

Bill Hamill, last year's leading scorer, lets one fly. That's Paul Hooper's brother John on defense for W and L. 

schedules in the country they have to 
win to be recognized. 

Matthew's coaching staff consists of 
Clint Evans, who will once again be in 
charge of the defense, and Scott Allison, 
a star in both* soccer and lacrosse at 
Roanoke College, who will coach the of- 

Neither of these coaches are mere 

the ability to play the postiion." 

The defense is as solid as it hasbeen 
in the last several years. Last year's 
starting trio of Honorable Mention All- 
American Lecky Halle'r, Senior Will 
Herring and Junior Frank Felice are all 
back, Senior Jim Bradley, who has seen 
a lot of action in his previous three 
seasons' is also back, slong with 

Bacon, Shaen Harmon and Joe Corner- 
ly and freshman Tim Cunningham 
round out the midfield probables. 

The attack, stung by the unexpected 
loss of Greg Schaffner and Jay Atkin- 
son, will have to develop quickly. The 
only players with any college ex- 
perience are Paul Hooper, who started 
as a freshman last year, and Senior 
Timmy Norris, who was moved to at- 

also are being considred for starting 
berths. Brian Carr, Jeff Koffman and 
Chris Cox all have good high school 
careers behind them 

The Shoremen's first home scrim- 
mage will be tomorrow at 3:00 against 
the Crease Lacrosse Club of Baltimore 
on the upper field. It may be the start of 
a come back season for Washington 
College lacrosse. 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM- Friday, February 22, 1980-Page 8 

It's the beginning 
of the end for crew 


Washington College Crew opens its 
Spring season on March 22 with a race 
against LaSalle College, in 

But that's only the beginning o( the 
end of the long story that makes up the 
season of any sport, especially crew. 

Since the beginning of the school 
year, the crew has been working out, 
constantly both on and off the water, to 
make this the biggest season that the 
Washington College oarsmen have ever 

Captain Court Trueth has been work- 
ing his men harder than any captain in 
memory, with long runs of 6 to 8 miles 
twice a week, and intensive weight 
training on the others. Weather permit- 
ting, head coach Eric Stoll will take 
over the first of next week, when the 
team once again takes to the water for 
the last 4 weeks of training before the 

Hall of Fame: coming 
soon to a town near you 



According to Trueth, hopes are high 
among team members as well as 
coaches, with LaSalle, a traditional 
power in the league, first on the 
schedule. They will also be looking for 
victories over other traditional rivals 
such as Virginia and George 
Washington University. 

Of all of the sports here at WC, there 
is none that practices for so long, with 
so little to show for their work. Despite 
an estimated eighty hours of hard "prac- 
tice this Spring alone, total race times 
will number something less than an 
hour. But apparently they do have 
something to show for their troubles, 
Says one oarsman, "When you come 
over that finish line and your ahead by 
two tenths of a second, your thankful 
for every mement of work that you put 
in, believe me." 

There's one in Cooperstown, New 
York, and there's one in Canton, Ohio, 
and soon there may even be one in 

According to Director of Alumni Af- 
fairs Frank Vogel, plans are currently 
under way for a Washington College 
Alumni athletic Hall of Fame. Like the 
Baseball and Football Halls of Fame, 
the college organization would give 
recognition to outstanding athletes, 
based purely upon athletic prowess. 
Although the program to organize the 
Hall is still in the very early stages, a 
committee has been chosen to set about 
determining how funds are to be raised, 
how Hall members will be chosen and 
where the Hall will be located. 

Vogel, who was elected to be Ex- 
ecutive Secretary of the organization, 
said that over the three year period dur- 
ing which he has worked in the Office of 
Alumni. Affairs, "there has been an in- 
terest expressed- in some recognition 
program" for Washington athletes. 
During the past year various Halls of 
Fame around the country have been 
contacted, and an ad-hoc committee 

was developed to establish the pro- j 
gram. The Hall of Fame Committee " 
chosen by this first group then pro- 
ceeded to elect executive officers. 

The committee, which consists of 
fourteen people, will meet once in April 
and once again in May to continue 
organization plans and to decide when 
the Hall of Fame will actually begin in- 
ducting members. Although tentative 
thought has been given to establishing 
the Hall somewhere in Cain Memorial 
Gym, no definite arrangements have 
yet been made. Vogel said that no open- 
ing date has been set yet because, "we 
want to do it as nicely as possible. 
Anything worth doing is worth doing 
right," He also emphasized that the 
program was by no means a fund- 
raising campaign and that it was plan- 
ned as another service for Washington 
College Alumni by the Alumni Associa- 
tion and the Office of Alumni Affairs. 

Other officers of the Hall of Fame in- 
clude Frederick "Dutch" Dumschott, 
President, Dr. Charles B. Clark, Vice- 
president, and Ed Athey, secretary- 

Academic regalia 

•Continued from page 1* 

ing of a long gown. Whether the 
academic regalia was copied from ec- 
clesiastical or court dress is uncertain. 

European college vary widely in their 
choice of academic dress. American 
colleges and universities, however, met 
in 1895 at Columbia University to adopt 
standards for the academic dress. 

A gown with pointed sleeves signifies 
the bachelor's degree, oblong sleeves 
the master's degree, and bellshaped 
sleeves signify a Ph.D. The doctoral 
gown may be trimmed down the front in 
black velvet or in the color that 
distinguishes the academic area in 
which the degree was earned. 

The hoods are black, lined with the of- 
ficial color of the college or university 
conferring the degree. Harvard alumni 
would wear crimson, for Instance, Yale 
dark blue, and Dartmouth dark green. 
Washington College is signified by 
maroon and black. The colored trimm- 
ing indicates the academic subject. For 
instance, scarlet represents Theology, 
dark blue Philosophy, pink Music, and 
white the arts. 

The chain is a symbol of presidential 
authority. The chain itself is sterling 

silver. The medallion that the chain 
supports is engraved with a portrait of 
William Smith, D.D., the first president 
of the College. The obverse of the 
medallion is engraved with the College 
seal. The " 
engraved with 
presidents and 

Blackwell : This year's Most Valuable? 

Finish with 10-11 record 

Cagers close season with 
double-overtime victory 


Sports Editor 

The mace, 
the marshal 
is a symbol i 
medieval days, It was first designed as 
a war club that could break through 
heavy armour. 

The mace that is now used by 
Washington College was donated by 
Henry Powell Hopkins, the archetect 
forBunting, Dunning, and Minta Martin 
Halls. The mace used before the pre- 
sent one was a wooden stick with a 
wooden knob. 

The mace is worked with silver, and 
contains six garnets mounted in a circle 
around the head. Engravings of the 
seals of the College and of Kent County, 
a silhouette of George Washington, and 
Washington's coat of arms decorate the 
mace's head. 

The Washington College '79-80 
basketball season concluded last Satur- 
day night when the Shoremen came 
away with a 79-71 double overtime vic- 
tory at Johns Hopkins University. 

David Blackwell, who gets my vote 
for this season's most valuable player, 
led the scoring with 19 points, including 
seven in the second overtime period, as 
WC outscored the Blue Jays 13-5 in the 
last five-minute period. Craig 
Langwost had 18 and Joe Moye added 13 
in the season-ending victory. 

Although the result was satisfying, 
(he Cagers struggled throughout the 
" Offense" Corey was 
the first half, but the 
a 39-29 half time ad- 
came back early in 
the game developed 

into a real "barnburner " With three 
seconds left in regulation and the score 
tied, a Moye shot fell short at the 
buzzer, sending the game into over- 
time. Langwost missed a shot at the 
buzzer ending the first overtime, which 
forced the second overtime and the 
"David Blackwell Show." 

WC finished this season with a 10-U 
record, which is quite an accomplish- 
ment considering the youth of this 
year's squad. Coach Tom Flnnegan is 
sitting on a gold mine if he can keep this 
team intact. There are no seniors on the 
team, therefore everyone could con- 
ceivably return to play next year. After 
just being nosed out of a play-off berth 
this year, the WC basketball picture ap- 
pears to be a bright one. 



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'The Third Century Fund' 

$10.25 million endowment campaign announced 

Saying that Washington "has not kept 
pace with many younger institutions in 
two respects— in terms of fame and 
money," Dr. Phillip J. Wingate last 
Saturday announced The Third Century 
Fund— a $10.25 million endowment 
campaign designed to bring the College 
both fame andmoney by 1982. . 

Wingate, General Chairman of the 
Bicentennial and a member of the 
Board of Visitors and Governors since 
1963, said during his announcement at 
Convocation that the College already 
has $2.4 million "in hand or in firm 

"A solid foundation" 

"This campaign effort, the largest in 
the College's history, is being launched 
on the heels of six consecutive years of 
balanced budgets for Washington Col- 
lege," said Wingate in a prepared state- 
ment issued with the official announce- 



ment, "providing a solid foundation for 
this all-out effort to strengthen our 
academic programs and provide future 
financial security for the College on the 
eve of its Bicentennial year, 1981-82." 

College President Joseph McLain, in 
the written announcement, stated, 
"Washington College has enjoyed a 
marvelous past but we must wisely and 
diligently plan for its future. Although 
we have lived within our budget for the 
past six years, we owe it to our 
students, and to future students, to 
strengthen our faculty and to enrich our 
overall academic programs offered in 
the liberal arts and sciences." 
Four broad goals 

The announcement outlined four 
categories of endowment goals: 

• "Endowment is being sought to im- 
prove faculty compensation to a level 
which is more competitive with com- 
parable colleges. Six endowed pro- 

fessorships are desirable to bring the 
number of endowed academic chairs at 
the College to ten. Funds are also 
needed to provide a greater range of 
academic enrichment opportunities for 
faculty to remain current in their fields 
and to explore related disciplines. 

• "Washington College intends to in- 
crease its scholarship resources for 
needy and promising students from 
lower and middle income families and 
to reward outstanding students on the 
basis of academic merit. Inflation has 
substantially eroded the College's abili- 
ty to provide all qualified and deserving 
students with adequate financial aid. 

• "Two academic facilities, the 
Library and Computing Center, require 
additional revenues to meet the grow- 
ing interest and anticipated needs of 
students and faculty in the 1980's. En- 
dowment of these centers of learning 

Board addresses student concerns 

A Report from the Student Affairs 
Committee at last Saturday's Board of 
Visitors and Governors meeting 
touched off a lively debate that ranged 
from student centers to student 
representation, and SGA President Jay 
Young says students came out on top on 
all counts. 

In her Report on the Committee's 
February 16th meeting with several 
students, Chairperson Lynette Nielson 
said a lack of campus activities, attri- 
tion, falling admissions standards, and 


a lack of communication at all levels 
were among the problems discussed. 

Concerning the problems with cam- 
pus activities, Nielson recommended to 
the Board that "The area of the 
Bookstore be returned to the students, 
as it was formerly, provided a suitable 
place can be found for the Bookstore." 
The location of a student center was 
later referred to the Buildings and 
Grounds Committee. 

Nielson also responded to the persis- 
tent SGA request for representation on 

Between pictures with President Joseph McLain (above) and State Comp- 
troller Louis Goldstein and SGA President Jay Young (below), Governor 
Harry Hughes told the Elm he expects quick passage of the state bill that 
will provide the College with a loan (or Hill Dorms renovation. He also ex- 
pressed ambivalence toward a possible return to the draft: "I'd hate to see 
us go back to a peacetime draft, but I gather there is some concern about the 
readiness of our forces." See Page 3 For story. Photos by Bob Leonard 

the Board. "I would like to suggest that 
the opinion of the student represen- 
tative be questioned," she said, calling 
on Young to summarize his view of the 
meeting between Board members and 

Pool issue put to rest 
In the discussion that followed 
Nielson's report. Board member James 
N. Juliana said "If these(problems) are 
as serious as the Report indicates, I 
think something should be initiated 

"I for one will go on record that the 
Board should do so now.*' 

The long-discussed issue of a College 
pool was also brought up, but was 
quickly "put to rest" by Board member 
William G.Russell. 

"There is no way, under current 
finances, that we can afford a pool," 
said Russell, adding that initial costs 
would be $600,000 then $100,000 per year 
in maintenance. "You take that budget 
and tell me where you're going to find it 
(the money). 

"I think the matter of a pool should be 
put to rest once and for all." 

Nielson added that even students 
seemed to agree that a pool was not 
feasible, but were concerned with 
smaller scale improvements. 
"Overwhelming recognition" 
Young said he was "pleased— very, 
very pleased," by the Board's discus- 

"Their reaction, to us, was very 
favorable in that there was finally over- 
whelming recognition of the problems 
we've been trying to communicate to 
them all year. 

"The thing that made me most happy 
was that three or four Board members 
said something in our favor, demanded 
prompt action, and even admitted that 
perhaps they were remiss in not taking 
action for so many years." 

Young said he felt the Board ad- 
dressed the issues of a student center 
and student representation most 
Continued on Page 4 

will help the College face the rapidly 
rising cost of both operations. Although 
no expansion of the physical plant is 
planned, existing campus buildings and 
grounds need extensive annual 
maintenance and repair beyond cur- 
rent budget capability. 

'• "Planned enrichment of academic 
programs, both in and beyond the 
classroom, as well as improvement in 
the number and quality of cultural op- 
portunities, exchange programs and 
work study internships also call for fun- 
ding beyond current financial means." 

Board Chairman Rob Roy called The 
Third Century Fund "a sensible under- 
taking, devoid of frills. Although no ap- 
preciable growth is anticipated in 
enrollment, faculty number, or 
physical plant, Washington aspires to 
grow in academic commitments and 
must do so with new-found means." 


n J 



Perry returns 
from Olympics 


Photography Editor 

While many of us were glued to our 
TV sets last weekend watching the 
Winter Olympics, sophomore Chris 
Perry was there— up close and per- 
sonal—in Lake Placid. 

Perry saw several events, including 
the 90-meter ski jump, men's speed 
skating and the four-man bobsled, but it 
was the United States' victory over 
Russia in hockey he wanted to talk 

"It was great. Everyone was going 
nuts when Mark Johnson tied it up with 
one second to go in the first period. That 
really broke the Russians'. spirit. Jim 
Craig was outstanding— he made save 
after save. By the time the game was 
over I was drained. A friend of mine 
said he could hear the chants of 'u-s-a, 
u-s-a' up at the bobsled run, and that's 3 
miles away. 

"It was," said Perry, "the most in- 
tense thing I've ever done. It was the 
chance of a lifetime. I still haven't got- 
ten over it. It's something I'll always 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Friday, February 29, 1980-Page 2 

editorial Playing catch-up 

Although some who attended last Saturday's Convocation may 
not have expected to hear a College Board member admit it, no 
one could have been very surprised by Phillip J. Wingate's an- 
nouncement that Washington College has failed to keep up with 
many younger institutions in the acquisition of either fame or 

Despite being the oldest chartered college in the state and the 
tenth oldest in the country, Washington College is neither well- 
known nor well-endowed. It has managed to survive through the 
years while reaping few of the benefits of age, and this remains 
its most noteworthy claim— this is indeed a very old college. 

So the College is embarking on a $10.25 million endowment 
campaign. But as welcome and necessary as that campiagn is, it 
relies too much on simply continuing the Washington College 
tradition: Existing facilities and academic programs will be 
upgraded, and faculty salaries will catch up with those of com- 
parable schools. Even current projects— Hill Dorms renovation 

Letters to the Editor 

Apology offered by the representatives... 

and Kent House boiler replacement— aim only to maintain what 
is already here. The College seems to be aspiring no higher than 
to recoup its losses. 

Nowhere is there any talk of building— literally or figurative- 
ly—for the future. Washington College has become so obssessed 
with its 200-year tradition that it cannot— or will not— look ahead, 
at least beyond 1982. 

Where does the responsibility for this shortsightedness lie? 
The Board of Visitors and Governors in the past few months has 
demonstrated both a willingness and an ability to meet problems 
head-on, suggesting that the fault lies with the administration of 
the College. 

That administration's satisfaction with doing no more than 
rest on the laurels of the College's past will get us no further than 
the Bicentennial Celebration. What this attitude will mean for 
Washington College ten years from now, or even sooner, has 
evidently been given little consideration. 

And requested from the President 

Our apologies. As the representatives 
of the senior class on this year's 
Honorary Degrees Committee, we feel 
that we have failed to properly repre- 
sent the views of the students with 
regard to the choice of this year's com- 
mencement speaker. However, we 
would like to make the following points: 

Our initial input as student represen- 
tatives was significant, and we would 
like to thank Dr. McLain and the facul- 
ty and the Board members who sat on 
this committee for listening to our 
views. The prime candidate for the 1980 
commencement address, George F. 
Will, was strongly supported by both of 
us and by the students we consulted. As 
members of the committee we were 
asked the students' view of Will, and 
were allowed to speak at length, ask 
questions and engage in discussions on 
the matter. The alternative candidate, 
Dr. Carl Sagan, was initially proposed 
by us for an honorary degree at com- 
mencement. Not only did th.e commit- 
tee approve our request, but it went on 
to name Dr. Sagan as second choice for 
commencement speaker. In both cases 
the views of the senior class were heard 
and discussed. 

But the commencement speaker will 
be neither George Will nor Carl Sagan. 
Mr. Will cannot attend and Dr. Sagan 
could not be reached. Instead, Dr. 
Henry Wagner, professor of Nuclear 
Medicine at Johns Hopkins, will make 
the address at the 1980 commencement 
ceremony. We feel that Dr. McLain pro- 
bably made a fine choice; Dr. Wagner's 
achievements in science and his pro- 
fessorship at one of America's leading 
academic institutions, as well as his 
connections with Washington College, 
make him, as far as we know, a perfect- 
ly appropriate speaker. However, we 
do regret the circumstances which 
necessitated the manner in which Dr. 
Wagner was chosen. A brief description 
of the highlights of the third meeting of 
the committee demonstrates our point. 

At the beginning of the meeting, we 
were asked to approve Dr. Wagner as 
commencement speaker. We were in- 
formed that he had already been in- 
vited and had accepted. His credentials 
were mentioned briefly, and we were 
asked to vote. At this point we inquired 
about Will and Sagan, and were told 
that the former would be in Spain, the 
latter could not be reached, historian C. 
Van Woodward had been asked and 
declined, and Dr. Wagner had been 
asked and had acoepted. We then sug- 
gested the possibility of postponing a 
decision so that other candidates might 
be considered, but were told that there 
was not enough time. Believing Dr. 
Wagner to be appropriate, yet not 
knowing enough about him or being 
able to suggest an alternative, we abs- 

We understand that Dr. McLain was 
acting in the best interests of the col- 
lege; we are fortunate to get an ap- 
parently qualified speaker on such 
short notice.and Dr. McLain's work is 

to be commended. It should also be 
noted that he agreed to our suggestion 
of allowing next year's senior class to 
be represented at committee meetings 
which involve the 1981 commencement 
address. However, we regret that the 
views of the class of 1980 were not con- 
sidered regarding the choice of Dr. 
Wagner. We were not asked to submit a 
candidate after Will and Sagan 
declined. We did not find out that these 
two were no longer candidates until 
after Dr. Wagner had been approached 
and had accepted. We were told that 
there was too little time for us to sug- 
gest an alternative. Our apologies to the 
senior class for not adequately 
representing its views. 


Steve Kinlock 

Claire Mowbray 

( Honorary Degrees Committee ) 

P.S. In a meeting with Dr. McLain 
after this letter had already been writ- 
ten, Steve Kinlock was Informed that 
representatives of the Junior Class (not 
yet chosen for the Committee) will be 
invited to the next meeting of the 
Honorary Degrees Committee on April 
19th. Plans for next year's speaker will 
be begun this spring, instead of next 
fall, and next year's graduating class 
will have a hand in choosing its own 
commencement speaker. It is too late 
for us, but for the class of 1981, and for 
succeeding classes, we sincerely hope 
this problem has been solved. 

I've had it! As the letter from Steve 
Kinlock and Claire Mowbray reports, 
student opinion has once more been ig- 
nored by Dr. McLain and others in the 
College's Administration. At most col- 
leges it is the responsibility of the 
senior class to select a commencement 
speaker and arrange for that person to 
come to campus and give his or her 
talk. But that is not the case here at 
Washington College. No, here at "old" 
WC the students are such "children" 
that the Administration feels that it 
must, for the good of the College, take 
the control of commencement out of the 
immature hands of the participants. 

Well, I am not a child and I do not think 
that my fellow seniors are either. It is 
bad enough that the Administration has 
an influential voice in the preparations 
for our graduation, but the way in 
which it dominates the process is simp- 
ly insulting. I have always been told 
that graduation is supposed to be a for 
mal recognition of the ac- 
complishments of the graduates. At WC 
it now appears that commencement is 
for the Administration and its gufests in- 
stead of being for the graduates. 

Remember, not only was the com- 
mencement speaker selected by Dr. 
McLain, but (as the Elm reported on 
January 25th) even the date of gradua- 
tion was selected not to the ac- 
commodate the seniors but to fit the 

schedule of an honorary degree reci- 

Dr. McLain claims that he had to act 
on his own after George Will declined, 
Carl Sagan did not respond and time 
began running out. I would like to point 
out to our "dear" President that both 
Mr. Kinlock and Ms. Mowbray live on 
campus and he could easily have asked 
them to meet with him and consider 
other possible candidates. Instead of 
following this reasonable course, Dr. 
McLain decided that he knew just the 
man to speak. I do not want to denigrate 
Dr. Henry Wagner, he may have been 
the best speaker available, but it was 
not Dr. McLain's role to determine that 
without consulting the representatives 
of the senior class. Mr. Kinlock and Ms. 
Mowbray have nothing to apologize for, 
they were presented with a fait ac- 
compli and they abstained during the 
vote to accept Dr. Wagner, which is 
about all they could do. Dr. McLain, 
however, does have something to 
apologize for, he should never have ar- 
ranged for a commencement speaker 
without considering the wishes of the 
graduating seniors as expressed by our 
representatives on the Honorary 
Degrees Committee. Dr. McLain's ac- 
tions have dampened the excitement 
with which many of us have looked for- 
ward to commencement and he should 
apologize for doing so. 

Brian Siegel 

SGA commends Board of Visitors and Governors 

In my last letter I spoke of the need to 
give credit where credit is due, to look 
into a somewhat bleak situation and 
recognize and commend those deserv- 
ing. The purpose of this letter is to 
recognize and commend the visitors 
and Governors of Washington College. 

Last semester the S.G.A. devoted a 
great deal of its energies to promoting 
an awareness of the problems we 
perceived plaguing Washington Col- 

When reduced to simplest form, the 
problems consisted of low faculty 
salaries and low quality and quantity of 
students, due primarily to lack of 
facilities and a severe lack of com- 
munication between every division of 
the school, especially between students 
and the Board. We called on the Board 
to recognize the problems and take im- 
mediate action to correct them. Events 
of the past several weeks convince me 
that the Board is committed to that end. 

Upon the initiation of its Chairperson, 
Mrs. Lynette Nielson, the Board Com- 
mittee on Student Affairs requested a 
meeting of student leaders to discuss 
the problems of Washington College as 
perceived by students. In that meeting 

students quite openly and with candid 
detail presented our view. In summary, 
we spoke of problems of faculty morale 
resulting from pay disputes and 
frustrated attempts to communicate 
with the Administration, a lack of 
leadership and direction in the college, 
declining quality and quantity of 


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students, the need for expanded 
facilities, and improvement of com- 
munication in all areas of the college. 
Our comments were well received by 
the committee and were answered with 
a promise that thy would be com- 
municated to the Board as a whole. 
After the meeting, the committee 
members inspected the basement of 
Hodson Hall to determine the feasabili- 
ty of establishing a student center 

At the Board meeting of Feb. 23 Mrs. 
Nielson repeated the concerns we ex- 
pressed the previous week and ac- 
companied them with "a strong recom- 

mendation as Chairman of the Commit- 
tee on Student Affairs" that the coffee 
house be expanded to better meet the 
needs of the students and that the 
Bookstore be returned to the Students 
for use as a Student Center. She further 
recommended that students be given 
the opportunity to make their concerns 
known to the Board directly by allowing 
a representative non-voting member- 
ship. Following that committee report, 
several Board members voiced their 
agreement with Mrs. Nielson's recom- 
mendations and demanded that action 
be taken. At that point in the meeting, 
Mrs. Nielson asked that the Board 
allow the student representative a 
chance to speak. For the first time in 
recent S.G.S. history, a student 
representative was permitted to ad- 
dress the Board as a whole and com- 
municate student feelings. 

By these actions the Board of Visitors 
and Governors has clearly 
demonstrated its concern for the 
welfare of the College. For this we com- 
mend and thank them. We as students 
must continue to feed this concern by 
fostering an awareness of the pro- 

THEWASH iNr.TON mi .1 , k ge ELM-Frtdav. February 29. i9ao-Pn R » a 

Hughes' speech highlights Convocation 

A speech by Maryland Governor 
Harry R. Hughes was the highlight of 
Washington's Birthday Convocation 
held in Tawes Theatre last Saturday 

Approximately 200 people in the au- 
dience, along with one persona! securi- 
ty agent lurking in a dark doorway, 
watched as over half of the College 
faculty entered to "The Earle of Ox- 
fords Marche," rendered on the harp- 
sichord by Assistant Professor of Music 
Kathleen Mills. The faculty members, 
with various degrees of solemnity, took 
their reserved seats, which were direct- 
ly behind the three (empty) rows 
reserved for various members of the 


News Editor 


Reverend William M. Hargett, Rec- 
tor of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in 
Centreville, gave a blessing, after 
which eighteen chorus members of- 
fered up "The Silver Swan" and "Fam- 
mi una Canzonetta," with the best of in- 
tentions and no little success. 
Washington College President Joseph 
McLain then introduced the Governor 
as a man with a "good sense of humor," 
as well as various other pleasant at- 

Hughes said that his speech was in 
large part taken straight from a speech 
he had given in the Maryland General 
Assembly in 1957. He Began by com- 

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The Governor with Mrs. Hughes, who appears to have lost her appetite 

More Letters to the Editor 

menting on the "wisdom and advice" of 
George Washington, after which he 
said, "It is to the great credit of this col- 
lege that it has maintained over the two 
centuries of its existence a level of ex- 
cellence that is worthy of itsillustrious 
namesake. ..I don't want to be flippant, 
but sometimes I wish I could invoke 
Washington's ghost in the debate in our 
General Assembly over my proposal 
for locating a new prison or finding 
disposal sites for hazardous waste." 

He went on to say that Washington, as 
a politiean. often warned against ex- 
cessive party spirit; Hughes said that 
the crowd should be especially con- 
scious of that belief in this, an election 
year. In discussing the plight of private 
academic institutions he said that, "As 
we consider state policy for higher 
education the needs of the private sec- 
tor will be in my mind." After listing 
some of the advantages of private 
schools he said at, "Washington College 
is a prime example of just such a small 
liberal arts college that offers 
academic excellence in a rural, small- 
town environment." 

Hughes went on to speak in detail 
about state legislation pertaining to 
higher level education and said that 
Washington Is receiving $329,000 In 
state funds this year and will receive 
$354,000 in fiscal 1981. Hughes drew his 
speech to a close by saying that only 
nine other schools in the country 
canclaim to match the College's 
longevity, "and only one or two can 
clajm to be as excellent." 

McLain then presented Hughes with 
the Washington College Award for Ex- 
cellence, which consists of a scroll, a 

Setting the Republican record straight 

I would like to reply to John Whar- 
ton's Commentary, "The Great 
Paraphernalia Ban: Whodunit?" which 
appeared in the February 22 edition of 
the Elm. Mr. Wharton deserves credit 
for the creativity and imagination 
which pervaded his comments. I got a 
kick out of reading it, and Mr. Wharton 
certainly deserves one too. Mr. Whar- 
ton is entitled to his opinions regarding 
the paraphernalia issue, and I respect 
them, but he also made some remarks 
concerning the College Republicans 
which deserve clarifications. 

Yes, the College Republicans' 
newsletter is financed by the SGA. 
However, the organization is 
recognized by Washington College and 
the SGA as a legitimate and viable club 
open to all students who wish to join. In 
order to obtain such financing, the CRs 
had to go through the same SGA screen- 
ing process as any other organization 
on campus, whether it was the William 
James Forum or the King Crab. The 

SGA and its Treasurer allot funds with 
scrutiny and in a conscientious manner. 
Mr. Wharton, or any other group of 
students, has an equal opportunity to 
organize an opposition club on campus, 
and to apply for SGA funds. It is, 
therefore, an insult to the College 
Republicans, and to the Washington 
College SGA, to imply that funds were 
obtained in a "Sleezy" manner. 

It is repugnant to "convict" anyone of 
being a College Republican merely 
because they were asked to/and wrote 
an article for that group's newsletter. 
Are we therefore to assume, using the 
perverted logic of Mr. Wharton, that he, 
as well as I, are membersof the Elm 
staff, and jshare its editorial views? 
That certainly is bullshit. The author 
who wrote to keep the paraphernalia in 
the Bookstore is not a College 
Republican, not even a Republican, and 
does not necessarily share the editorial 
opinions of the College Republicans. He 
was simply asked to write an opposing 

Editor in Chief ... Geoff Garintner 

Assistant Editor Katherine Streckfus 

News Editor Pete Turchi 

Sports Editor Rich Scnatzman 

Fine Arts Editor Nick Nappo 

Photography Editor Jim Graham 

Business Manager/Copy Editor Charlie Warfleld 

Faculty Advisor Rich DeProspo 

THE ELM is the official newspaper of Washington College, published by and for 
students. It Is printed at the Delaware State Printing company every Friday 
with the exception of vacations and Exam Weeks. The opinions expressed on 
these pages, with the exception of those under the headings of LETTERS TO 
THE EDITOR and COMMENTARY are those of the editor and staff. The ELM 
Is open business hours ; Monday through Friday, 778-2800, ext. 321. 


The College Republicans' newsletter 
is not "trashy propaganda." It is pro- 
vided to the college community as a 
source of information on College 
Republicans activities, and on the 
Republican Party, as well as a forum 
for student opinion. The newsletter pro- 
vides club members an opportunity to 
express their political and social opi- 
nions, much the same way as Mr. 
Wharton used the Elm to express his. 
Anyone who was inclined to read the 
College Republican newsletter in 
November noticed that the Parapher- 
nalia Debate provided two opposing 
opinions. That certainly cannot be 
called propaganda. 

As far as squandering "student ac- 
tivity funds on trashy propaganda," 
why hasn't Mr. Wharton yet responded 
to the propaganda campaign of the PLO 
here at Washington College last week? 
Certainly the William James Forum 
can likewise be accused of squandering 
student activity funds that it sleezed out 
of the SGA to "present a persuasive 
argument," according to the Elm, for 
the PLCs terrorist activities. Addi- 
tionally, the Forum has not, and to the 
best of my knowledge, does not intend 
to present theopposing viewpoint for 
public debate. 

Is it really so palpable that students 
who are in the future of our lives and 
our country become active in political 
campaigns? Should students be pro- 
hibited from working in political cam- 
paigns because one or more students 
have different opinions and choices for 
President? College Republicans do not 
receive any funds from the SGA to cam- 
paign for any candidate, either on or off 
campus. In the February newsletter, 
the College Republicans did publish ar- 
ticles on the four Repbulican Presiden- 
tial frontrunners, but endorsed none. As 
a partisan organization, and consider- 
ing the nature of the Primary elections 

plaque, and a ten-ounce sterling silber 
medalvalued at over $500, and is given 
at times when "an honorary degree 
would not be appropriate." According 
to McLain the award had been given on- 
ly three times previously: "to the 
painter Andrew Wyeth, to the 
distinguished author James Chener, 
and to Dr. Helen B. Taussig, who had 
the blue baby invention." In his modest 
acceptance speech Hughes said that he 
didn't know If he should be placed in 
such good company, "but at least 
Washington College got three out of 
four right." 

Reverend Hargett capped everything 
with a Benediction, after which the 
faculty, in true rented-robe ^splendor, 
strode up the aisle to "The Old 
Spagnoletta." Outside the sun wasshln- 
ing briefly, and the lacrosse team could 
be seen jogging out to meet The Crease, 
a club from Baltimore— all In all, It had 
been a beautiful day for a convocation. 

Shame on you 

Dear Washington College Fraternities, 

Would you care to explain your ac- 
tions as a group on the afternoon of 
Friday, February 22, 1980, 1:30p.m.? 
I am referring to the episode in which a 
certain young man was In particular, 
verbally harrassed, if not publically 
embarrassed. I would like to know, 
also, what a certain arabic apparition 
in the crowd had to do with the so very 
carefully planned group activity with 
respect to the young man. Do you, 
yourselves know? 

Lisa Bailey 

as infra-party struggle, they cannot be 
considered an abuse of SGA funds. In- 
cidently, the Republican National Con- 
vention will be held in Detroit, and not 
Chicago as Mr. Wharton so incorrectly 

As Stated before, there is equal op- 
portunity for the formation of a College 
Democrats club on campus, if anyone is 
interested enough and wishes to. The 
College Republicans have not 
"deprived WC. students of.. .activity 
funds as completely as possible." 

I certainly hope that my opinions will 
receive the same amount of respect 
from Mr. Wharton and others, as I have 
given his. Everyone is entitled to their 
opinions, no matter how different. It 
would be unfair, to say the least, to sti- 
fle the publication of responsible stu- 
dent opinion in the College Republican 
newsletter merely because there is no 
one else interested, willing, nor able to 
produce a publication with an opposing 

Jim Larrimore 

THF. WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Frtday, February 29, 1980-Page 4 

"The Bald Soprano" playing this weekend 

WC News Bureau 

TheWashington College drama 
department will present The Bald 
Soprano by Eugene Ionesco on four 
nights. Thursday February 28 through 
Sunday, March 2. The play, directed by 
Timothy B. Maloney, will be presented 
at 8 p.m. each night in the basement of 
the Daniel Z. Gibson Fine Arts Center 
on the Washington college campus. 

Since its first production in Paris in 
1950. The Bald Soprano has been 
regarded as one of the prime examples 
of absurdist drama. Ionesco is still 
viewed as one of the leading exponents 
of experimental theatre. 

Set in the comfortable suburbs of 

London, the play presents a bizarre and 
wildly humorous demonstration of the 
banality of language made up of clin- 
ches and ready-made phrases which 
dominate the conversation of two mid- 
dle class couples, a maid, and a fire 

The stage manager for the production 
is Larry Stahl. The cast includes Sally 
McKenzie as Vrs. Smith, John Williams 
as Mr. Smith, Beth Church as Mrs. 
Martin, Steve Gaul as Mr. Martin, 
Virginia White as Vary, and Steve 
Mumford as the fire chief. 

Reservations may be made by calling 
the box office at 778-2800, ext. 268. 

The cast of "The Bald Soprano Photo bv Bob Leonard 

30-50 patients a day 

Worst of flu season is 
over, says Health Service 


The flu has hit Washington Coliege, cancellation of classes. 

and for the third week students and pro- 
fessors have been fighting fever, 
nausea, and various aches and pains. 

"This is usually the time when we see 
all this business," said Doctor Gottfried 
Baumann. "The College population is 
usually a prime target," for an 
epidemic. "Young people feel they can 
have a virus and still do everything." 

According to Nurse Betty Schauber, 
the worst is pretty much over. "For two 
weeks we say between 30 and 50 people 
a day. There were quite a few students, 
10 to 15 a day, missing class." Now, 
however, there are only a few people, 
"lingering with bronchitis," she said. 

"There are usually only 2 or 3 
students missing class," said Assistant 
to the Registrar Joan Forbes, but on 
several days during the last two weeks 
more than 30 students have turned in 
absentee slips. 

Professors don't seem to have been 
hit as badly as the students. Since 
February 11, only five have been out, 
said Forbes. 

Two years ago the flu epidemic was 
widespread enough to warrant the 

SAB plans mini-courses 
for after Spring Break 

The Student Academic Board is plan- 
ning a series of mini-courses on sub- 
jects of practical interest for WC 
students. These courses will be held on 
weeknights or weekends beginning 
after Spring Break and will cover such 
topics as photography and bartending. 
The instructors are WC students and 
residents of Chestertown. The SAB 
needs to get some idea of how much in- 
terest there is in these courses and 
would appreciate it if every student 
would visit the Student Affairs office 
and indicate if they are interested in 
any of the five proposed courses, by 
signing a poster that will be in that of- 
fice on Monday. The students who sign 
up for a course are not obliged to at- 
tend; the SAB simply wants some idea 
of how many students are interested in 
each proposed course. 

There were so 
many faculty members and students 
who were so ill. Even if they weren't ill, 
they were so far behind (in work) it 
seemed to be a good idea to close," said 
Schauber. There was, "never any 
serious talk," about closing school this 
year, however, contrary to rumor. 

In treating the disease, Baumann 
said, "There's not much we can do from 
a purely medical or therapeutic point of 
view. Antibiotics treat bactirial com- 
plications, not the virus itself. The 
body's own defenses have to be left to 
take care of it. 

"The Food Service has been very 
helpful this year, in keeping the juice 
machines open (for) all three meals 
and in allowing students to take liquids 
back to the dorm," added Schauber. 

Baumann concluded, "Ultimately the 
chicken soup bit and bed rest are the 
best solution." 

Will, Sagan unavailable 

Wagner will be 
Commencement Speaker 

Dr. Henry Nicholas Wagner, Director 
of Nuclear Medicine and Radiation 
Health services at Johns Hopkins 
University and Hospital, has accepted 
an invitation to speak at Washington 
College's 1980 Commencement— a 
development that has met with con- 
troversy among members of the senior 

Seniors Claire Mowbray, and Steve 
Kinlock, student representatives to the 
Honorary Degrees Committee, had sug- 
gested that the College invited either 
astronomer Carl Sagan or columnist 
George Will to speak at the Commence- 

President of the College Dr. Joseph 
McLain invited Wagner after Will 
declined the invitation and Sagan did 
not respond. 

McLain said, "Wagner has taken a 
tremendous interest in Washington Col- 

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lege and its students, and he is interna- 
tionally known. 

"About five years ago, he contacted 
me from his summer home in Crump- 
ton and said he was interested in 
Washington College and would like to 

According to McLain, within two 
weeks Wagner had arranged a 
workTudy program for pre-med 
students with four hospitals, including 
St. Joseph Hospital, Johns Hopkins 
Hospital, Anne Arundel General 
Hospital and Kent and Queen- Anne's 
Hospital. Each of the four students who 
participated in the program worked at 
each of the hospitals for one week dur- 
ing the break between semesters. 
Through the four weeks, Wagner held a 
seminar with the students each Friday 

Wagner received a degree from 
Johns Hopkins Medical School in 1952. 
He interned at Hopkins from 1952-53, 
and was Assistant Resident in Internal 
Medicine from 1953-55. From 1955-57, he 
worked for the National Institute for 
Health, and in 1958 he worked at Ham- 
mersmith Hospital in England. He was 
Resident at Hopkins from 1958-59, and 
since then, has been on the Hopkins 

Wagner published a textbook titled 
Principles of Nuclear Medicine in 1968. 
According to McLain, it is the most 
widely used text on nuclear medicine in 
the world. 

Wagner has received the Hevesy 
Award from the Society of Nuclear 
Medicine, a European organization, for 
his research in the field of nuclear 
medicine. He has also received awards 
from the Indian Society of Nuclear 
Medicine and the Japanese Society of 
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Stating that an understanding of the 
Board's role in both issues was 
necessary. Young said, "Their respon- 
sibility doesn't lie with the specifics of a 
student center; it lies with the 
authorization. (But) they're done more 
than authorize a student 
center— they've made a commitment to 

Young also said that Nielson's re- 
quest to hear his opinion on the meeting 
indicates a willingness by the Board to 
provide for greater communication 
with students. 

"In discussions with other Board 
members throughout the day, 1 would 
conclude that there is quite a bit of sen- 
timent for our request (for greater 

SAB asks greater student College responsible for Spring 
role in speaker selection Break thefts, says student 

Editor- in - Chief 


In the wake of the controversial selec- 
tion of Dr. Henry Wagner of Johns 
Hopkins as this year's Commencement 
speaker, the Student Academic Board 
and the senior class officers have 
recommended to the Honorary Degrees 
Committee that selection of the Com- 
mencement speakers become solely the 
responsibility of the senior class. 

Wagner, Director of Nuclear 
Medicine and Radiation Health Ser- 
vices at Johns Hopkins University and 
Hospital, was selected by College Presi- 
dent Joseph Mc Lain after both Commit- 
tee suggestions, columnist George Will 
and astronomer Carl Sagan, became 

"It was supposed to be a committee 
decision," said SAB President Paul 
Drinks, "but when the choices that 
were put forth by the Committee turned 
out not to be available, (McLain) just 
acted on his own." 

The SAB subsequently sent a ques- 
tionnaire to all graduating seniors to 
gauge student opinion on this year's 
choice and on the role of the class in the 
selection process. 

"Just about all said they didn't ag- 
gree with McLain's action, and most 
said it made a diffemece to them who 
the speaker was," said Drinks, who 
received responses from about one- 
third of the class. "And just about 
everyone felt that the senior class 
should have more say in the choice." 

The SAB and senior class recommen- 
dation also stipulated that the Commit- 
tee should reserve the right to withhold 
an honorary degree or special award 
without affecting the senior class's 
choice of a speaker. 

Said Drinks: "The feeling I have is 
that it's the seniors' show, and they 
should be able to have whoever they 
want speak to them." 

The thefts that occurred on campus 
over Spring Break may have resulted 
from faulty locks, and, in at least one 
case, a student says the College is 

The problem of faulty locks in 
Worcester Hall was reported to the Stu- 
dent Affaris Office and the Mainte- 
nance Department before Spring 
Break, according to Howard Hecht, one 
of the victims of the theft. The locks 
were not changed, however, and as a 
result, Hecht's stereo equipment, worth 
approximately $2000, was stolen over 
Spring Break. 

Hecht said, "The cylinders in the 
locks are so worn through that all the 
keys fit into almost all the locks." 

Resident Assistant Bernie Kelley 
reported the problem of faulty locks 
after Hecht's electric typewriter and 
four checks belonging to his roommate, 
Russ Schilling, were stolen in 

Hecht said his insurance company 
"will get the police report, then they 
may take action against the school" . 

"I'd be willing to pay $20 for the 
lock," Hecht said "because I Just lost 
$2000 worth of equipment." 

Jake Parr, resident assistant of 
Dorcester House, returned from 
Florida Tuesday to discover that his 
stereo receiver, tape deck and turn- 
table were missing from his room. 
There was also a large hole in the wall 
separating his room from Bruce 
Caslow's, where a lock had apparently 
been picked. 

Parr said that he believed the school 
should make an investment in new 
locks for the rooms, since either so- 
meone had a master key or the quality 
of the locks is poor enough to invite 
"lock-pickers." He has notified local 
authorities of the crime and it is cur- 
rently under investigation. 

The Richmond House Horror: "For God's Sake, Get Out" 

The residents there are saying 

that their building is slowly falling apart 


Strange things have been happening 
in Richmond House of late, and none of 
the five writers in residence there is 
quite sure what to do about it. "Our 
next step" said Kirk Folk, "is to call in 
an exorcist." 

Unlike the house with the starring 
role in The Amityvilie Horror, Rich- 
mond House is merely suffering from 
old age and lack of maintenance. All 
around there are things that go bump in 
the night— and sometimes in the morn- 
ing as well. This week, part of the 
plaster from the ceiling over the stair- 
way leading to the second floor col- 

About a month ago, Kathy Streckfus' 
bedroom ceiling, or at least four feet of 
the plaster from it, fell in and woke her 
up. "It fell in large, heavy chunks," she 
said, " and if they had fallen on me, I 
would have been seriously hurt." She 
added, however, that Maintenance 
quickly fixed the ceiling, although it 
was only done with a piece of plywood. 

When Lee Ann Chearneyi arrived this 

past August she found "about half of the 

kitchen ceiling hanging down". Again, 

B maintenance covered it up with 

3 plywood. 

J "The theory of fixing this place is to 
O wait until things fall down and then 
,§ cover them up," noted Claire Mowbray. 
** All five writers feel that if maintenance 
a had been kept up, they wouldn't be hav- 

fing the current problems. There are 
other problems. 
** Termites and mice are also living in 

the writer's haven. "My wails look like 
a dartboar-d because of the termites" 
said Nick Nappo. The front porch needs 
support as well. The entire porch needs 
support as well. The entire porch is rot- 
ting away as are the pillars supporting 
the second floor porch. If nothing is 
done about it, the entire facade of Rich- 
mond House could collapse. With it 
woulo go three of the five bedrooms. 
"The thing is that if the house goes you 
know there's not going to be another 
( Writer's Union ) , " said Mowbray. 

Richmond House residents are now 
planning their course of action. They 
say that they will first talk to Bob Day 
and see what he has to say. From there, 
they will go to the "Higherups". Their 
first hope is to see the house painted. 
"It looks like a slum from the outside" 
said Chearneyi. 

To justify their cause, they note that 
the Creative Writing program pulls 
many students to the College. "How can 
they (the administration) justify the 
presence of the Creative Writing pro- 
gram without having the facilities?" 
asked one. 

Part of their solution is not for the 
five writers to move out of Richmond 
House, nor is that what they want. 
"We're not complaining about living 
here," Mowbray said, "but that the ad- 
ministration is allowing this to happen 
to Richmond House. If they don't do 
something about it, they may have a 
lawsuit on their hands. " 

In the meantime, Nappo says "we're 
renaming it Macondo." 

THE WASHI NGTON COLLEGE ELM-Frid«y, M»reh21, 1880-P«gei 


Students come to the fore 

We've beer less than hesitant to criticize the administration in 
recent months; the student body, on the other hand, has gone 
largely unscathed. That imbalance seems especially unfair now 
in light of some of this year's developments : 

•Less than a third of the senior class responded three weeks 
ago to a Student Academic Board questionnaire that dealt ex- 
clusively with issues concerning every member of that class (see 
the page 1 story). 

•The editors of the Washington College Reviewin this issue ask 
not for student support in producing the WCR, but only that 
students bother to read it after its publication. 

•Applications for editorships of next year's Elm and Pegasus 
are being solicited this week. Although the yearbook will pro- 
bably attract at least one applicant, we know of no one who will 
be here next year who has any particular interest in or qualifica- 
tions for editing the newspaper. 

•The student body seems indifferent toward the Student 
Government Association's most significant accomplishments 
this year. The SGA received cheers for their eleventh-hour ac- 
quisition of Freewater when the band was in town for a night ear- 
ly this semester, but little enthusiasm has been aroused by their 
attempts to gain greater representation to the Board of Visitors 
and Governors, to acquire what have been called "greater 
facilities" (a student center, for example), and to improve the 
academic quality of the school. 

It's a trite subject, but apathy has undeniably become a trait of 
Washington College students. The bright side of this subject, 
however, is that it's not an incurable malady. Any lacrosse game 
proves that. 

Letters to the Editor 

WCR: helping the environment to thrive 

We, the Editors of the Washington 
College Re vie w support wholeheartedly 
the creative and academic interests of 
students at the college. The Reviewin 
fact, is designed as a show case of stu- 
dent and faculty poetry, prose, and art 
work. It is the tangible reality of the 
ambitions, the hard work, and the ar- 
tistic striving of those whose work is 
published. Its significance is not to be 
taken lightly. Submissions are now be- 
ing accepted for the Senior Issue. The 
deadline is March 30. The issue will con- 
tain what we feel to be the example of 
the best creative works of the Senior 
class. All Seniors are encouraged to 

The Spring Issue of the WCR is now in 
the making. We hope that upon its ar- 
rival on campus, it will be received and 

read by all students with a sense of ap- 
preciation for the literacy and 
academic explorations of the writers 
and artists whose works are included. 
The academic environment, and all 
publications such as the WCR which 
spring from it, should be foremost in 
the life of the college. We, as Editors of 
the Washington College fleWeware do- 
ing our best to help this environment to 
thrive. We write this letter in order to 
better inform students of the presence 
and purpose of our magazine and hope 
that through it they will become in- 
terested in and excited by the 
Washington .College Review. 

Lee Ann Chearneyi 

Claire Mowbray 

Peter Zekonis 

Steve Glessner 

Sociology Survey delayed 

Last semester, about one-hundred 
students at the College took the time to 
complete a survey of their attitudes and 
behaviors administered by my students 
in So421: Social Research Techniques. 
In the cover letter accompanying that 
survey, we promised to let people know 
about or findings. As it turns, out, we 
can't yet provide any substantive in- 

Coding the data on the surveys so that 
they could be analyzed took far more 
time than I had allotted, and we ended 
the semester with the process im- 
complete. This research has not been 
abandoned. I shall be teaching So421 
again next Fall. While last semester's 
version was mainly concerned with 
data gathering, next semester's course 

will concentrate on data analysis. Us- 
ing the new Prime 550 computer, we 
will be able to search for relationships 
among the responses to the various 
questions in the survey with relative 

I invite interested students who have 
had a previous course in social 
research methods to join us in the 
analysis process. By the way, no prior 
computer experience will be required. 

I want to thank those people who 
cooperated with my students last 
semester. We will share the results of 
our analyses as we complete them next 

Steven Cades 

it*************************** News from the /ron/*****************************^ 

Registration proposal in Rally against draft scheduled 

trouble in Congress 

Chronical of Higher Education 

for tomorrow in DC 

National Mobilization Against the Draft 

The Administration's bill requesting 
authority to register women was 
defeated by an 8-to-l vote in the House 
Subcommittee on Military Personnel. 
Only Rep. Antonio B. Won Pat. the 
Democratic delegate from Guam, 
voted for the measure. 

No further House action will be taken 
on the controversial proposal, unless 
the full Armed Services Committee 
votes unanimously to resurrect it. Com- 
mittee aides said such a move was 

The defeat of the proposal to register 
women does not affect President 
Carter's call for the registration of 
men, which he can order under existing 

However, it is not certain that Con- 
gress will provide the additional money 
the Selective Service needs to carry out 
the task. 

The Senate appropriations subcom- 

mittee with jurisdiction over such funds 
began hearings on the question last 
week. Several Senators questioned 
whether registration was necessary 

A House appropriations subcom- 
mittee has already turned down the 
President's appropriation request, 
although the bill was not killed. 

President Carter asked Congress for 
an additional $20.5-million in the cur- 
rent fiscal year to register both men 
and women but the House subcom- 
mittee refused to provide even the 
$12.3-million that would be needed to 
register men. 

The subcommittee sent the measurt 
on to the full Appropriations . Commit- 
tee,' recommending that $4.8-million be 
appropriated— just enough to allow the 
Selective Service to improve its capaci- 
ty to carry out registration sometime in 
the future. 

Editor In Chief Geoff Garinthei 

Assistant Editor Kathertne Streckftu 

News Editor Pete Turchi 

Sport* Editor Rich Schatzman 

Fine Arte Editor NlckNappo 

— 1y Editor Jim Graham 

ajiager/Copy Editor Charlie Warfteld 

acuity Advtaor Rich DeProspo 

ELM to the official newspaper of Washington College, pimUsbea »y and for 

.._ It is printed at the Delaware State Printing Company every Friday 

the exception of vacations and Exam Weeks. The opinions expressed on 

; pages, with the exception of those under the headings of LETTERS TO 

THE EDITOR and COMMENTARY are those of the editor and staff. The ELM 
Is open business hours; Moiiday through Friday. 77S-2s00.ext.S21. 

Tomorrow's National Mobilization 
against the Draft (M.A.D) has an- 
nounced plans to bring thousands of 
people from all walks of life to the 
Capital for a nationwide march and ral- 
ly against registration and the draft. 
Michael Harrington, a spokesperson for 
M.A.D and chair of the Democratic 
Socialist Organizing Committee, said 
"A broad coalition— the left and the 
right, women's groups, minority 
organizations, labor unions and peace 
organizations— will fight the Carter 
registration proposal. The important 
thing is that we are all in agreement on 
the issue of registration. Military in- 
tervention an inappropriate response to 
a crisis ten thousand miles away," he 

In a press conference at the East 
Lounge of the National Press Club on 
Februrary 14, representatives of 
M.A.D. spoke to a large gathering of 
media people. Frank Jackalone of the 
United States Student Association said, 
"Carter is making the biggest mistake 
of his career in pushing his registration 
proposal. This is an overreaction and 
will lead to another war and possibly 
annihilation of the world." The 
U.S.S.A., which represents over three 
million college students, has pledged to 
bring its message against registration 
and the draft to campuses across the 
county. Already hundreds of 
demonstrations and teach-ins have 
taken place at colleges and In com- 
munities throughout the United States. 

"M.A.D. Is a coalition of many groups 
already working against registration 
and the draft," project coordinator 
Patrick Lacefleld said. "We vow to 
make this election year a political 
quagmire for anyone taking the view 
that registration is the answer," 

Lacefield said. "If Carter is concerned 
about overreaction, he hasn't seen 
anything yet." 

"Just as the movement of the 1960s 
and early 1970s said 'no' to President 
Johnson and Nixon on the draft and an 
interventionist foreign policy, so too the 
movement of the 1980s is turning 
thumbs down on President Carter's 
proposal for draft registration," ex- 
plained Lacefield. 

The March 22 action will begin 
around 12 noon with people gathering at 
the Ellipse in Washington before mar- 
ching past the White House to a rally on 
the steps of the Capitol with prominent 
speakers and music. This mass non- 
violent rally will be corrdinated with a 
mass lobby of Congress on the following 
Monday, March 24, coordinated by the 
Committee Against Registration and 
the Draft (CARD) and the Coalition for 
a New Foreign and Military Policy 
among others. 

"President Carter came into office 
with a bible in his hand and now has a 
neutron bomb in his hand," said 
Washington, DC Councilperson Hilda 
Mason, in endorsing the March 22 ac- 
tion. "We can have no more Vietnams 
and corporate profiteering. Our con- 
cerns must be human concerns - hous- 
ing, food health and jobs," she added. 

Cooperating with the March 22 
Mobilization is the Committee Against 
Registration and the Draft which repre- 
sent over thirty organizations. Rev. 
Barry Lynn of the United Church of 
Christ, chair and spokesperson of 
CARD, believes the Carter registration 
proposal can be stopped. "This is a 
violation of constitutional rights and 
civil liberties," he stated. "We will 
work to inform people about the Issue 
and keep people In touch with the 
legislative process." 

Retention Committee reports on attrition 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Frtday, March 21, IMP - Page 3 

"Reducing the Dropout Rate" was 
the title of a conference attended 
recently by four college ad- 
ministrators. Director of Admissions 
Mickey DiMaggio and Associate Direc- 
tor Jody Dudderar, and Deans of 
Students Maureen Kelley and Ed Max- 
cy represented WC at the conference, 
which was sponsored by the American 
College Testing Program. Of seventy- 
five colleges and universities 
represented at the conference, held 


February 14 and 15 in Washington, 
D.C., WC and the University of 
Maryland were the only Institutions 
from this state present. 

Maxcy appeared optimistic about ap- 
plying what was learned at the meeting 
to the continuing struggle against attri- 
tion here. He said that the most signifi- 
cant idea proposed at the meeting is the 
need for an institution to ascertain a 
"clear sense of mission" for itself. This 
mission should be described in a writ- 

Newspaper in danger next year 


The Washington College Board of 
Publications announced this week that 
it is accepting applications for editor- 
ships of the Elm and the Pegasus for 
1980-81. But, at least for the Elm. those 
involved say there are problems this 
year that the Board has not faced since 
the fall of 1975. 

Although the job is open to anyone on 
campus, it is usually given to a subor- 
dinate member of the Elm staff, says 
current editor Geoff Garinther. 

"The difference between the jobs of. 
say, SGA president and editor of a 
newspaper" he said, " is that an SGA 
president can get by on enthusiasm and 
ideas,whereas to edit the newspaper re- 
quires some technical knowledge, and 

But of the people at the College with 
that experience, none will be here next 
year to take over when Garinther 
resigns in May. And so far, he savs, 
there is no one else in sight. "I can't 
see anyone from outside the paper com- 
ing in, so as things stand, I'd say there 
probably will be no Elm next year." 
Loss of the Elm would not be a new ex- 
perience to Washington College. As re- 
cent as four years ago, the paper's pro- 
duction was suspended due to lack of an 
editor. "The organization of the Elm is 
fairly thin," says Rich DeProspo, facul- 
ty advisor to the paper. "It's been more 

or less a one-person operation." He 
feels, however, that the responsibility 
for finding a new editor does not lie in 
the hands of the Board of Publications. 
"The Elm, "he says, "is something that 
( the students) take for granted, and it is 
in serious jeopardy for next year. The 
responsibility for preventing another 
lapse must lie with the students." 

The reason for the problem this year, 
according to Garinther, is "a combina- 
tion fo our drop to four pages, which 
caused a need for less people, and the 
fact that the paper has been taken for 
granted since it returned four years 
ago," adding that a year without a 
paper may spark some interest among 

Applications accepted 

Board of Publications is soliciting ap- 
plications for editorships of the Elm 
and Pegasustov 1980-81. 

Applications should consist of a 
resume listing qualifications and ex- 
perience and a statement of why the ap- 
plicant wants the position and how 
he/she would undertake it. 

Applications should be submitted to 
Prof. Taylor, 6 rguson Hall, by March 
31, and should be typewritten. 

PACE enrolls 100 this semester 


The Washington College Program for 
Adult Continuing Education, (PACE), 
begins its second semester this week on 
a positive note, according to Ann Hoon, 
Director of Continuing Education here. 
Of ten courses originally offered, only 
three have had to be closed due to lack 

Two students, 

tennis team 

in car accidents 


Senior John Wharton was listed in 
"improving critical condition" with a 
collapsed lung at University Hospital in 
Baltimore after his car reportedly flip- 
ped over early Tuesday morning on 
route 301. 

Details on injuries to the passenger in 
the car, freshman Gervaise Feeley, 
were unavailable Tuesday night. 

Members of the women's tennis team 
were also involved in a car accident. 
During the team's trip to Florida over 
Spring Break a car containing Coach 
Penny Fall, Millicent Wetherhold, 
Tammy Wolf, and Barb Powers 
received "extensive damage" said 
Fall, but she would not comment fur- 
ther on the accident. No one was in- 


of enrollment, an achievment far sur- 
passing the weak start the program 
made last Fall. 

Hoon says that she is very pleased 
with the program this semester, with 
enrollments more than double that of 
PACE'S first semester. "All told", says 
Hoon, "we probably have close to a 
hundred people enrolled now, with 
some of them commuting from as far as 
an hour away. We're very pleased." 
Although the College did not technically 
lose money on the program last 
semester, it received only enough to 
pay the professors for their time, leav- 
ing little or none for publicity. But this 
semester they are afile to pay for the 
production of pamphlets and other in- 
formational material as well as paying 
the professors. 

Some of the more popular courses of- 
fered this spring Include Yoga and 
Aerobic dance, as well as courses in 
money Management and American fur- 
niture. "Many of the teachers won't 
even accept money for the classes," she 
says. "It's good for them, as well as us. 
It's really a public and community rela- 
tions program." 


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ten statement so that prospective 
students can know more clearly what to 
expect and what will be expected from 
them at a particular institution. "That 
may just be common sense," Maxcy 
said, "but it's something that too many 
people take for granted. One concern 
shared (at the meeting) was that 
students get to a college or university 
and don't feel that they fit in. We have 
to investigate at Washington College 
exactly what we are as an institution 
and what students will fit in." 

To apply the results of the conference 
to the rentention strategy here, an ad 
hoc Committee has been organized. 
This committee, consisting of principle 
administrators as well as students and 
two faculty members is led by Dean of 
the College Garry Clarke. The Commit- 
tee presented a report of its investiga- 
tion to the Board at Its meeting 
February 23, listing several reasons for 
attrition here: 

•The student has accomplished the 
desired goals that brought him to the in- 
stitution in the first place. 
•The student leaves the institution for 
financial reasons 

•The academic program is too difficult 
•The student is bored by College 
•The student does not receive the 
psychological support of friends and 

•There are better educational op- 
portunities to be found elsewhere. As 
examples, the student may feel that the 
college curriculum is too narrow or 
may find that a desired major field Is 
either too narrow is not offered at all. 
•The student can discover more 
satisfactory ways of maturing, and 
these may have nothing to do with a col- 
lege education. 

According to the committee, it is very 
often a combination of factors that 
causes a student's departure from col- 

Seventy-two students left the College 
at the end of the 1979 fall semester, 19 
through graduation and 18 due to 
academic dismissal. The remainder 
left for a variety of reasons ranging 
from dissatisfaction with the academic 
program to medical and personal pro- 
blems. Two students who received 
academic dismissal as well as those 
with medical or personal problems will 
return to the College at a later date. 


Cades calls for 





Associate Professor of Sociology 
Steven Cades says he expressed the opi- 
nion ofmany of his colleagues at the 
March 3rd faculty meeting when he 
criticized the Bicentennial Steering 
Committee for its failure as yet to pro 
pose a general- theme for the celebra 

"I've gotten the impression talking 
with my colleagues that most of us are 
concerned we should not lose an op- 
portunity to make ourselves better 
known," said Cades this week. 

Cades said he realized the problems 
the large Committee has in agreeing 
uo.pon a theme, but added that time is 
growing short If major speakers are to 
be attracted. 

"I think it's very iate in the game. On- 
ly when you have a theme Included in 
the budget can you contract notable 

Cades would not say that It is too late 
for the Committee, only that a theme 
must be found soon. 

"The priorities have not been what 
I'd prefer, in that the first should be an 
over-arching theme to which every- 
thing else can be hooked," said Cades, 
adding that a theme "has been virtually 
handed to the Committee by the Board 
"in the idea of a Third Century of Ex- 

Rotary Club gives leadership gift 

WC News Bureau 

Washington College has received a 
leadership gift of $2,500 toward the 
Third Century Fund endowment cam- 
paign from the Rotary Club of Chester- 
town. The gift established the Paul 
Emerson Titsworth Fund for annual 
book purchases for the Library. Reade 
W. Corr, representing the Rotary Club, 
presented the check at the Club's 
February 25th meeting to George 
Hayward, Vice President for Develop- 
ment at the College. 

Hayward said, "In its generosity 
toward Washington College, the Rotary 
Club has honored well its former 

member and first president. Your gift 
of the Paul Emerson Titsworth Fund 
for the library will give permanence to 
his name and his high academic 

The Chestertown Rotary Club was 
organized in January, 1926. Dr. 
Titsworth was elected Its first presi- 
dent. Titsworth had come to Chester- 
town to become president of 
Washington College in 1914. He was con- 
sidered one of the most civic minded 
and progressive presidents to serve the 
College, a positon he held until 1933. 

Sears-Roebuck Foundation grants $600 

WC News Bureau 

Washington College has received an 
unrestricted grant of $600 from the 
Sears-Roebuck Foundation, Chicago Il- 
linois. Representing the Foundation, 
Paul E. Wright, recently named store 
manager of Sears-Roebuck, Dover, 
Delaware and assistant store manager 
Gary B. Clements, visited the College to 
present the contribution to College 
Vice-President for Development 
George E. Hayward. 

The Sears-Roebuck Foundation has 
assisted Washington College annually 
since 1963. The recent contribution br- 
ings the total received from the Foun- 

dation over the past seventeen years to 
nearly $10,000. Washington College is 
one of more than 1,000 private colleges 
and universities which received grants 
from the Foundation totaling $1.5 
million for the 1979-80 academic year. 

In accepting the grant, Mr. Hayward 
stated, "Washington College is honored 
to have this support from the Sears- 
Roebuck Foundation. The Foundation 
is to be commended for its nationally 
organized programs which focus 
almost exclusively on all levels of 
education throughout the country." 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Frlday, March 21, ..80 - Page 4 

Spring and i 

Shoremen drop seat 

Sophomore Dickie Grieves on the attack 


The Washington College lacrosse 
team opened its season at home 
Wednesday with a 14-7 defeat at the 
hands of a very strong Naval Academy 
squad. The loss, however, can be looked 
upon with a degree of optimism. Let's 
face facts: Navy is ranked third in the 
country. Yet, the only difference bet- 
ween Navy and Washington College 
seemed to be size. The Middies have a 
much stronger and more physical team 
than the Shoremen. But a team that is 
stronger usually wins more ground 
balls, which in turn means greater time 
of possession, but this was not the case 
on Wednesday. Navy won only ten more 
ground balls (52^12), and Washington 
had more time of possession. 

Offensively, the key for the Shoremen 
was in moving the ball. Navy plays a 

pressure defense, and the only v 
beat it is to "move that apple" 
was done consistently, but 
seemed to be trouble in finding tfr 
man and getting good shots. A 
mentioned, the offense did an exi 
job of controlling the ball. Rare 
the squad venture from its game 
showing a team with patience, 
and a sense of continuity— imp 
assets early in the season. 

Leading the scoring was frei 
Jeff Kaufman with 3 goals ai 
assist, sophomore Paul Hooper 
and 1 assist, and sophomores 
Bacon and Joe Cornerly with \ 
apiece. Dickie Grieves, Tim Hollj 
and Ben Tuckerman all turned 
kind of performances that will 
the Shoremen a winner this seasoi 

On the other end of the fiel 

Freshman goalie "Duck" AngUm eyes the shot... 

rben watches after making the save at point-blank range 

rosse come to 



graphy by Jim Graham and Rick Adelberg 

wner to Navy, 14-7 

eheld a quick and multi-talented 
offense from controlling the 
The scouting reports predicted 
iddies' entire offense; they cut, 
id reset so often that it limits any 
g up on their aggressive at- 
tn. That's exactly what they did 
itire game, giving the Shore 
ie trouble throughout. The 
;e also seemed to become 
iled late in the game, causing a 
penalties. Navy is a team that 
I let extra-man opportunities go 
Ie, and they proved it. The Shore 
ewas instructed to cut off fast- 
advantages, which it did, con- 
only one or two during the 
of the game. The defense of 
Haller, Willie Herring, and 
Felice must be commended for 
ning respectably against an at- 

tack that without a doubt is one of the 
best in the country. Jim Bradley and 
Ray Cameron also contributed fine per- 
formances. Shore goalie Chris "Duck" 
Anglim has come into his own in his last 
two performances, and you can expect 
to see a lot more from him as the season 

1980 looks promising for the 
Shoremen. After a disappointing 1979 
season, it may be appropriate to com- 
pare the two teams. One thing this 
year's squad has is the incentive to 
push harder and never give in. This was 
evident in the third and fourth quarters 
Wednesday, when WC scored 2 and 2 
goals, holding Navy to 4 and 3. It looks 
like a team hungry for the national 
championship. As for the Middies, 
wait'll next year. 

Sophomore midfielder Peter Jenkins eyes the road ahead 


. Scoring his third goal of tbe day 

Freshman Jeff Kaufman drives around the goal before (above).. 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM - Friday. Mirth 81, 1880 - Page « 

Sabbaticals awarded for next year amid controversy 


Assistant Editor 

Dr. Colin Dickson and Dr. George 
Shivers, both inthe Modern Languages 
Department, have been chosen by the 
Committee on Appointments and 
Tenure to go on sabbatical next year. 
This development has met with con- 
troversy amony members of the facul- 
Shivers will be on leave both 
semesters, but Dickson will only be on 
leave during the Spring semester. 

According to Dean of the College 
Garry Clarke, . several faculty 

members "are concerned that it will 
put the Modern Languages Department 
under a lot of pressure and strain. With 
the small departments here, it makes it 
difficult if even one person is on leave." 
The two sabbaticals will place an ad- 
ditional burden on a department that is 
already under pressure, since Franz 
Birgel, Assistant Professor of German, 
is not returning next year, Dr. Erika 
Salloch, Professor of German, has been 
in and out of the hospital this semester, 
and Dr. Andre Yon, Professor of 
French, is on leave this semester. 

Twelve department chairmen sub- 
mitted a letter to the committee that 
stated their concerns. "1 think they 

hope that something will be done, and 
they hope this will be considered 
carefully in the future," Clarke said. 

The faculty's complaint is based on a 
rule stated In the Faculty Handbook. 
"Ordinarily, not more that two faculty 
members shall be on leave at one time, 
and not more than one member of any 

Clarke said that the word "ordinari- 
ly" at the beginning of the sentence 
makes the rule ambiguous. 

"The chairmen really do have a 
point. It makes good sense," Clarke 
said. He added that he thinks the Com- 
mittee will be more aware of this pro- 
blem in future decisions. 

But the decision for next year is per- 
manent. The College will find 
replacements for Dickson and Shivers 
next year. 

Dickson will study metaphor in Mon- 
taigne's essays in France next Spring. 
Shiversplans to study linguistics. He is 
considering several American Univer- 
sities for his research. 

The Committee on Appointments and 
Tenure consists of President of the Col- 
lege Dr. Joseph McLain, Dean Garry 
Clarke, and four faculty members. 


California and back on less than a dollar 

More than a handful of Washington 
College students went to Florida and 
other far-away places over Spring 
Break and even more would have gone 
if It weren't for the high cost of fuel. Gas 
is well over a dollar a gallon, and 
home-heating costs are climbing out of 
sight. As if things weren't bad enough 
Texas International Airline announced 
In late February that a roundtrip ticket 
to New Orleans, Las Vegas, Los 
Angeles, Dallas-Fort Worth and 
Houston would cost fifty cents. 

Some people might find that price a 
little stiff, but Washington freahman 
Russ Schilling and Howard Hecht 
thought it was just fine. The two took a 
bus from Chestertown to Baltimore- 
Washington International Airport 
where they lined up over the weekend to 
win the trip. The first fifty people in line 
won, but to do it they had to sign a list 
and check in at specified times, or else 
be bumped out of place. To while away 
the long hours, the over eighty people 
sat in front of the Texas International 
ticket counter playing backgammon, 
drinking wine, sleeping, and watching 

Both Schilling and Hecht were in- 
cluded in an article in the March 3 News 
American which left out the most im- 


portant detail— both of them won the 
trip. At 2 p.m. Sunday they were 40th 
and 41st in line, and at 2:30 they were on 
their way to New Orleans. They stayed 
overnight with friends at Tulane 
University and also saw Bourbon 
Street, rode on a trolley and snacked at 
the Cafe Du Monde. 

On Monday they flew to Las Vegas 
where they could only stay a half hour, 
but Schilling won twelve dollars in an 
airport slot machine. From there they 

went to Los Angeles, when they enjoyed 
the sunny California city for a full ten 
ninutes. After the west coast excitment 
they relaxed on the final trans- 
continental ride, and they returned to 
Baltimore Tuesday afternoon. 

Although bus fare to the airportwas 
$7.50 a piece and personal costs were 
about $35, Hecht and Schilling agreed 
that the plane fare itself was quite 
reasonable. Said Hecht "We'd do it 
again for half the price." 

Student-Faculty Auction on again 

Last year, you could bid on a dinner 
for two on a sailboat on the Chester 
River, an insomniac's tour for of, 
Chestertown at 2a.m. or breakfast for 
six at the President's Hynson-Ringold 

This year's Student-Faculty Auction 
will be held on April 2 at 8p.m. in Bill 
Smith Hall.- 

Faculty members, administration, 
and students may donate items or ser- 
vices to be auctioned. Funds will go to 
the Beautification Using Student Help 


project and the book purchasing fund 
for the Miller Library. 

Last year over $1500 was raised, and 
according to Chairman Dave Pointon, 
"that number is hoped to be matched 
this year." 

Students or groups of students willing 
to make donations of either services or 
items should submit them either to 
Dave Pointon or Jeff Bowerman 
through the student mail. All donations 
should be submitted by Friday, March 

Compui Popeibock bestseller* 

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J2 75 ) Lite with molher Joan Crawford 

4. A Olslant Mirror, by Barbara W. Tuchman (Bailannne. 
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S. Fools Die, by Mano Puzo (NAUSignet S3 50 ) Casino 
gambling and lis fallout fiction 

7. Pulling Your Own Strings, by Wayne W Oyer |A«on. 
S2 75 ) How to master your life 

8. The World According to Garp, by John Irving (Pocket 
$2 75 ) Hilarious adventures ol a son ol a famous molher 

9. The Culture ot Narcissism, by Christopher Lasch (War 
ner. S2 95 ) American lite in an age ol diminishing e«pec 

10. Second Generation, by Howard Fast (Dell. S2.75.) On- 
going story ol Italian lamily in "The Immigrants' fiction 

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[Pocket. S2 95) Kissinger, 

Association ot A 

Republicans "run away with the show" 

The Washington College Republicans 
"ran away with the whole show" three 
weekends ago at the annual convention 
of the Maryland Federation of College 
Republican Clubs, winning two of the 
top three positions in the organization, 
plus the "Best Newsletter of the Year" 

Sophomore Joe Holt was elected First 



Vice-Chairman and junior Glen Beebe 
Second Vice-Chairman in the Federa- 
tion. Beebe also introduced the keynote 
speaker, William Keyes of the 
American Conservative Union. And the 
WC Club beat out 15 others for the 
"Newsletter of the Year" Award. 

"Considering we got two of the top 
three spots, and one of the two big 

New SjB hears first two cases 

The Student Judiciary Board has ad- 
judicated its first two cases since 
undergoing revision earlier this year, 
and two students have received fines 
and been placed on Official Warning. 

Senior John Wharton was charged in 

two separate firecracker- thro wing in- 
cidents. He was found guilty in both 
cases and received a warning and a 
total of $70 in fines. Junior, Jeff 
Hpustman, on trial for the same charge 
in the first case received a warning and 
a $30 fine. 

awards," said Beebe, the Club's Presi- 
dent, "I'd say we kind of ranaway with 
the whole show." 

A Republican ticket of Ronald 
Reagan as President and Howard 
Baker as his running mate won a straw 
poll held among the convention 

MD leads 14 Southern 
states in faculty salaries 

Figures on faculty salaries at 14 
public institutions in the South released 
last week by the Southern Regional 
Education Board show Maryland with 
the highest paid full-time professors. 

Plan on the way 

For the first time, Washington Col- 
lege will host a Five-Day Plan to Stop 
Smoking. This is a group effort, using 
practical helps such as breathing exer- 
cises, increased fluids, and positive 
thinking to get new ex-smokers through 
the first critical days. The Five-Day 
Stop Smoking Plan will meet in the 
lower level of the Miller Library March 
23-27, from 7-8:30 p.m. For further in- 
formation, call Mrs. Betty Schauber, 
college nurse, or Pastor Otis Parks 


Meeting every 
Monday at 7 p.m. 
in our office in the 
basement of Hod- 
son Hall. 

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Hartsook, O'Keefe win Fulbright Scholarships 


Two Washington College seniors have 
been awarded Fulbright Scholarships 
this year for studies in Germany. 

Lisa Hartsook, a German and Music- 
major, and Gene O'Keefe, a Spanish 
major, recently received notice that 
their applications have been approved 
by the Institute for International 
Education. Both Hartsook and O'Keefe 
will study in Germany during the 
1980-61 academic year. 

According to Dr. Peter Tapke, who 
heads the committee at Washington 
College, three seniors submitted ap- 
plications this year. The applications 
which Tapke and his committee 
received were then received and, after 
personal interviews, the committee 
assigned a numerical rating for each 
applicant. From there, the applications 
were sent to the Institute in New York 
for final approval. Tapke said that ail 
three applicants received excellent 

The three other faculty members are 
Dr. Geroge Shivers Spanish, Vr. Franz 
Blrgel for German, and Dean of the Col- 
lege Garry Clarke. 

"We are all very delighted indeed," 
said Tapke "and we think that they 
deserve their awards." He added, 
however, that "it is a pity there aren't 
more scholarships available for other 
important countries." 

The Fulbright Scholarships offer a 
limited number of awards for study in 
each of the foreign countries involved 
lnthe program. In the past three years, 
four Washington College students have 
been awardec scholarships for Ger- 

Hartsook, a Sioux Falls, South 
Dakota native, submitted her proposal 
to the committee in October. "My pro- 
ject deals with researching the poetry 
fo Frlerlch Hoiderlin, who lived from 
1770 to 1843," she said. While in Ger- 
many, she hopes to study his poetry and 
vcrip'is musical settings of his poems. 
The study of Holderlin's work, which is 
neglected by most of the contemporary 
world in favor of his more famous con- 
temporaries, will combine both Hart- 
sook's majors German and Music. She 
will study "the union of poetry and 
music by researching the poetry of 

Hoiderlin and by examining and com- 
paring the songs on his text by various 
composers." Included among the com- 
posers are Brahms, Peter Cornelius, 
Max Roger and Paul Hindemith. 
Through this study Hartsook feels that 
much valuable insight can be gained 
"into an understanding of Holderlin's 
poetry, not to mention what will be 
learned about the musical language 

Hartsook hopes to study at the 
Univesity of Munich, but will not know 
for certain for at least six weeks. "I 
want to go to Munich but It is not 
guaranteed. (The Institute) tries to 
place your where you want to go." she 
said. Wherever she studies in Ger- 
many, she hopes to take German 
Literature courses and continue her 
study of piano. Studies for her project 
will be done largely on an independent 
basis, possibly with an advisor. She will 
stay one year, from September of 1980 
to August of 1981. 

Hartsook hopes to study French 
literature and music also, after she 
gains fluency in French. "Right now," 
she said, "I have to narrow my in- 
terests and concentrate on one thing at 
a time. This is where I am strongest. I 
hooe to exoanduDonmy skills." 

rTwto by Cathy Myrtc* 

Hartsook comes from a small town, 
and looks forward to the change Ger- 
many will offer. "There is a lot happen- 
ing culturally there." she noted. She 
spent last summer in Stuttgart and "en- 
joyed it, but three months was too 
short." In addition to living in Ger- 
many, she hopes to visit other parts of 
Europe next year. 

The other Fulbright winner, Gene 
O'Keefe, has proposed an equally am- 
bitious project. His proposal is a "study 
of comparative literature between 
Spanish and German writers from 1620 
to 1830." In general, he plans to study 
the influence of Lope de Vega and 
Calderon on Grillparzer, Quevedo on 
Moschersosch among others. The im- 
portant part of the project is to view the 
way In which one culture views another 
and how influences manifest 
themselves in another culture, O'Keefe 
said. He wants to "see how German 
authors adapted the Spanish literature 
to make it more Germanic in nature." 
Several professors had discussed the 
possibility of this being a viable topic 
with him and O'Keefe found himself 
more and more interested in it. He has 
studied German for three and a half 
years, and thus, as a Spanish major, he 

has knowledge of both languages. 

This summer, O'Keefe hopes to do 
some background research relating to 
Histoplc. He wants to "gain insight into 
the historical aspect of both countries in 
terms of the religious and political 
thought of the times." This background 
research will add to his understanding 
of literary influences. There has not 
been much study in the area on which 
O'Keefe's project is based. He said, 
"That's why I would like to do it." 

In his application, O'Keefe listed 
three choices for Universities. If he 
receives his first choice he will be stu- 
dying at the Frtedrich-Alexandar 
University in Nornbierg, Germany. 
There, he would like to study under two 
professors, Ulrlch Fulleborn and 
Helmut Prange. His second choice Is 
Koln, and third, Bochum. Like Hart- 
sook, O'Keefe will know for certain Is 
six weeks. 

After his year In Germany, O'Keefe 
would like to persue his main 
goal— medical school. He also has a 
strong interest in languages and would 
like to become fluent in German and 
then French. "If I don't go to medical 
school I would like to pursue my studies 
in German and Spanish with a goal of 
teaching," he said. 

The. Fulbright Scholarship Is exciting 
for O'Keefe, he said, since he has never 
been abroad,. White there, he would 
like to go to Spain "to become more 
fluent In Spanish, and travel to France 
for the same reason." At the University 
in Germany which he attends, O'Keefe 
will probable study courses in German, 
but he has not received Information on 
that either. 

According to Tapke, the Fulbright 
Scholarship will pay all expenses for 
both winners, When the award was In- 
itiated with the Ful bright-Hayes Act In 
1948, Its intention was for some of 
America's allied nations to pay back 
war costs in the form of scholarships. 
The number of scholarships awarded 
prior to the Vietnam War was higher, 
but since then, the number of grants 
have been cut. With between eighty and 
ninety scholarshps awarded in their 
country, Germany offers the largest 

HaitSOOk recital tonight Dance Company to present concert 


by WC News Bureau 

A senior piano recital will be 
presented this evening, in Tawes 
Theater by Lisa Hartsook, a German 
and Music major. 

Hartsook, a Sioux Falls, South 
Dakota native, has included works, oy 
J.S. Bach, Johannes Brahms and Fran- 
cis Pouleue in her program . ' 'Basically, 
I was given pieces to choose from by 
Music Department Chairman Kathy 
Mills" Hartsook said. The recital is not 
part of her Senior Requirement, but 
something which Harsook wanted to do 

Junior-Senior Day 

WC News Bureau 

The Admissions Office will host a 
Junior-Senior Day on Saturday, March 
29, 1980 in which all high school juniors 
and seniors living in Maryland, 
Delaware, Virginia, Pennsylvania and 
Washington, DC who might be in- 
terested in attending Washington Col- 
lege will be invited to visit the campus 
for this event. 

The program for the day includes a 
welcome from the College President 
Joseph McLatn and Student Govern- 
ment Association, President Jay Young 
a seminar with a member of the facul- 
ty, lunch, a tour of the campus, a ques- 
tion and answer session with Officers of 
Admissions and Financial Aid and a 
lacrosse game with Denison. 

"because I think that it is neccessary 
for me to experience preparing for a 
recital firsthand." 

Hartsook graduated from Washing- 
ton High School in Sioux Falls in 1976 
and came to Washington College that 
fall. She has studied piano "intermit- 
tently" since she was six years old and 
seriously since her sophomore year in 
college. Originally, she came to the Col- 
lege intending to major in the Social 

During the upcoming academic year 
she will study in Germany under a 
Fulbright Scholarship, while planning 
to continue graduate studies in Ger- 
many upon her return to the United 

According to Hartsook, her musical 
tastes are wide and varied. "I have a 
musical taste ranging from Frank Zap- 
pa to the B-52's; from Joni Mitchell to 
Brahms, Beethoven and Mozart" she 

The public is cordially invited to at- 
tend the classical recital. Admissions is 
free of charge- 

Any student Interested In 
editing the Washington 
College Review or Broad- 
side, please contact Robert 
Day by mail. 

The Washington College Dance Com- 
pany will present a spring dance con- 
cert of Thrusday and Friday, March 27 
and 28 at 8 p.m. in Tawes Theater in the 
Gibson Fine Arts Center on the college 
campus. Both performances are open 
to the public free of charge. 

A special matinee "open rehearsal" 
will be given Thursday at 1:30 p.m. for 
school children in Kent County and sur- 
rounding areas. Approximately 500 
students are expected to attend. The 
matinee will provide the students an op- 
portunity to experience dance in a 
theater situation. 

The program will include an in- 
troduction and demonstration of the 
training of a dancer comparing the 
styles of ballet, modern dance and jazz. 
Dances in a variety of forms will follow, 
encompassing musical' theater, jazz, 
disco, modern, ballet, abstract styles 
and clogging. 

Included in the repertoire will be 
music from "All That Jazz" "Chicago" 
and "Chorus Line." Performances of a 
classical ballet, a modern/jazz selec- 
tion, a ballroom disco number, and Ap- 

Any student Interested In 
living In Richmond House 
next year please contact 
Robert Day by mall. 

palachian mountain clogging exhibition 
and a suite of six dances entitled "Days 
of Future Past" will round out the 

The ensemble of dedicated students 
of dance work under the artistic direc- 
tion of Karen Lynn Smith, assistant 
professor at the college. Participating 
in the program are David Altvater, Jeff 
Bliss, Susan Ericsson, Valerie Griffith, 
Steve M urn ford. Karen Lynn Smith, 
Nina Tocci, Cindia Tongslnoon, Cindl* 
Sieffert, Donna Troiano and Weiidy 

Sophie Kerr Prize 

The Sophie Kerr Prize Is awarded at 
commencement to the senior deemed 
by the Sophie Kerr Committee to have 
"the best ability and promise for future 
fulfillment in the field of literary 
endeavor." Students wishing to submit 
samples of their writing are invited to 
do so. All submissions should be In the 
hands of the committee by May 1st and 
may be brought to the office of the 
Chairman of the English department 
for convenience and safe-keeping. 
Manuscripts will be returned to their 
owners after commencement. All 
graduating seniors are eligible reci- 
pients of the award. 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM - Friday, March 21, 1900 - Page 8 

Squad returns from Florida 

Baseball opens MAC 
season tomorrow 


Sports Editor 

Spring is upon us, and at WC the 
season is synonomous with lacrosse. 
The 1980 version of Shoremen baseball, 
however, will be one of the finest in 
years. Only three starters from last 
year were lost through graduation, 
leaving a strong and experienced 
nucleus for this year's team. 

During Spring Break, Coach Ed 
Athey and his assistant, Al Strechman, 
took the squad to Florida for more in- 
tense training in preparation for the up- 
coming season, and the trip was 
characterized as an overwhelming suc- 

"We definitiely came back with a 
stronger club than we went down with," 
said Athey. The week in Florida 
allowed the coaches to establish a set 
line-up with little variation. Freshmen 
Kevin Beard, Bill Bounds, and Glenn 
Gillis will fill in for the three graduates, 
Steve Wilkinson, "Buck" Buchanon, 
and Scott Rutter. Beard will play left 
field, Bounds will play third base, and 
Gillis will catch. To round oat the star- 
ting team, Sophomere Tim Fagan will 
be in center field and junior Chris 
Kiefer will be in right. Other than 
Bounds, the infield will have juniors 
Rich Dwyer and Rich Schatzman at 
first base and shortstop, respectively, 
with senior Bruce Abbott playing se- 
cond base. 

This team will provide the Shoremen 
with a fine defense, but the hitting may 
be sporadic. This brings us to the strong 

point of the 1980 WC baseball squad. 
Senior Co-Captains Dan Barbieri and 
Bill "Arch" Hoopes are back for their 
fourth year as the two top pitchers on 
the staff. This year they have the op- 
portunity to be the two finest pitchers in 
the Middle Atlantic Conference. Both 
Barbieri and Hoopes struggled in 
Florida, but hey learned quite a bit and 
will be ready for the season. Junior 
Mark Naser will be making sure of that. 
Naser was 2-0 in Florida, beating a 
Division I school (Indiana State) and a 
Division II school (Kutztown State of 
Pa. ) He had shut-outs going into the last 
inning of each game. These three, 
helped out by an improving Jim Corey, 
could give the Shoremen the best pit- 
ching staff in the Conference. 

WC played five games in Florida and 
came away with a 3-2 record. The 
Shoremen nine opened with a 7-1 lossto 
Indiana State, but followed this up with 
a 9-1 win over Kutztown State and an 
11-1 victory over Kenyon College. Quin- 
nipiaz College of Connecticut, possibly 
the finest team down there, handed the 
team a tough 5-2 loss. But the week 
ended with a 4-3 revenge victory over 
Indiana State. With this, everyone is 
coming back to Chestertown with their 
sights on a MAC title. 

The Shoremen opened their season 
with a doubleheader against York Col- 
lege yesterday. Their MAC season 
starts tomorrow at 1 p.m. against 
Swarthmore College. 

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Even the Shore Chicken couldn't help the lacrosse team Tuesday. See Page 4 
(or story. (Photo by Graham) 

Student Center plans 
highlight SGA meeting 

by Katby Wurzbacher 

At Monday's Student Government 
Meeting, the SGA discussed a new stu- 
dent center, sports proposals, mini- 
courses, various social events, and 
changes for the Cafeteria bathrooms. 

SGA President Jay Young discussed 
a new committee that would handle the 
proposed stduent center in Hodson Hall. 
The committee members are Dean of 
students Maxcy, Assistant Professor of 
Literature Marty Kabot, Dean of 
Students Maureen Kelly, Amy 
Pozerycki, Toby Townsend and Kevin ■ 
Kroencke. They have plans for the 
blueprints and an architect to begin the 

The Washington College Women's 
Lacrosse Club recieved $700 frpm the 
SGA for sticks, lacrosse balls, shorts 
and shirts. The club asked for $600 for 
the equipment and the other $100 for ex- 
penses at tentative games. Also, Vance 
Morris and Dan Duff are taking charge 
of a possible spring softball league. 

There was discussion of mini-courses 
to be held in William Smith at 7:30 dur- 
ing the week. The couses encluded 
Photography, Embroidery and Barten- 
ding. A full list is available in the Stu- 
dent Affairs Office. 

Due to damage to the , basement 
bathrooms last weekend, the SGA voted 
to put locks on the bathroom doors. 
There also was talk about collecting the 
money at future dances at the bottom of 
the steps in Hodson. 

This Saturday is Jr/Sr Day and the 
Lacrosse team plays Dennison. There 
will be a cocktail party before the game 
and five beer afterwards. 

Friday 28— Kenny Fitzenmeyer will 
be in the Coffee House. 

Saturday 29— Freewater will play in 
the cafeteria from 10 until 2. There will 
be 5 free kegs. 

April 3— The 3rd Annual Student 
Faculty Auction to raise funds for the 
library: • * * * 

Student Affairs suggests 
housing improvements 


Assistant Editor 

Housing improvements for next year 
include developing the idea of 
academic interest housing and 
possibly, instituting "squatter's 
rights," according to Associate Dean of 
Students Ed Maxcy. 

"Squatter's rights" would mean that 
students could choose to live in the 
same rooms next year in which they are 
currently living. 

The problem with making "squat- 
ter's rights" part of the room 
assignments procedure is that students 
who happen to live in particularly 
desirable rooms would have an unfair 
advantage over the students who would 
, be participating in room draw. "It 
might not be the best system, but it 
would be interesting to see what the 
students think of the idea," Maxcy said, 

Special interest housing 

Groups of students with special 
academic interests who would like to 
live on the same floor or in a suite 
should submit a letter to the chairman 
of their department. 
. The letter should state reasons why 
they feel they warrant special housing, 

and request the department chairman's 
endorsement. The chairman should 
then submit the request to the Student 
Affairs Office. 

The requests for academic housing 
will "be put ahead of the room drawlot- 
-tery," Maxcy said. 

Maxcy said that the purpose of both 
academic housing and "squatter's 
rights" is "to create more of a sense of 
floor identity, so students can live in an 
environment of their own choosing, so 
people can have their own lifestyle in a 
way that is comfortable for thent." 

If students identify with a particular 
floor or building, Maxcy said, the pro- 
blem of vandalism in the dorms may be 

After the Student Affairs Committee 
gets an official decision from Vice- 
President for Finance Gene Hessey 
about whether or not the Hill Dorms 
will be renovated next year, the room 
assignments procedures will begin. 
Maxcy said that he expects the decision 
to be made by April 18. 

Maxcy invites any student who has 
suggestions for housing improvements 
to contact Student Affairs Office. 

Anonymous donor may 
provide recreational facilities 


An anonymous donor to the College 
has expressed interest in contributing 
funds to improve student recreational 

Dean of Students Maureen Kelley 
said that "We had requested a couple of 
thousand dollars for recreation." She 
was told by Vice President for Finance 
Gene Hessey to write a proposal outlin- 
ing several different possible areas for 
improvement. A donor who has sup- 
ported the College in the past had this 
year expressed interest in contributing 
approximately $2,500 to be used for stu- 
dent recreation. 

The individual, who remains anony- 
mous pending the actual contributuion 
of the funds, has in the past donated 
monies to be used for scholarships and 
library books, among other things. This 
year they asked about possible recrea- 
tional areas which might be helped, 
something which the entire College 
community could enjoy. 

"What it willbe used for will be deter- 
mined by the donor. There are several 
things which have been recom- 
mended," said Hessey. Heading the list 
compiled by the Student Affairs office 
is the lighting of the tennis courts. But 
before the potential donor is informed 
of the college's preference, cost must 
be estimated. "We want to be fairly cer- 
tain," Hessey said, "that if we suggest 
that it would be great to light the tennis 
courts, that we knew that the costs are 
within the range of the contribution." 

Although Hessey said that the tennis 
courts are the priority on the list com- 
piled by the Deans of Students, other 

possibilities exist. "I have an SGA com- 
mittee looking at the groung floor of 
Hodson Hall for possible renovations as 
a student center," Hessey said. This 
could include the purchase of any 
number of things, a wall size television 
for example, Computer games, pool 
and table tennis tables are also viable 

Until the double checking of cost is 
completed, however, the final proposal 
can not be submitted to the donor. Once 
the proposal is written, -Hessey 
estimates that "we would have the 
funds within a few days, certainly 
within a week." If the lighting of the 
tennis courts is withing the donor's 
budget, Hessey feels that the project 
would be completed within a month and 
a half. "More than likely the benefits of 
lighting the tennis courts will not be 
recognized until next fall with the days 
getting longer in the spring," he noted. 


Meeting every 
Monday at 7 p.m. 
in our office in the 
basement of Hod- 
son Hall. 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Frlday, March 28, 1980-Page 2 


Faculty responsibility 

In a letter to the editor this week, Jonathan Muellar writes that 
faculty members are responsible for bringing about change in a 
college community, and suggests that some of ours may be 
neglecting their responsibilities. He may or may not be right. 
But as it concerns at least one issue— the institution of English 
Composition courses— we think he has a good point. 

As we reported in October, the Student Academic Report 
released four years ago this Spring called the need for an Enlgish 
composition course "embarrassingly plain." That feeling was 
reiterated in February when freshmen told the Admissions Of- 
fice that they lacked basic writing skills. We said then that since 
it seemed the consensus of students, faculty, and the Academic 
Council that such a course was necessary, it shouldn't be long till 
there was one. 

That prediction may have been premature. Unlike the 
Mathematics Department, which was quick to come forward 
with a plan to insure that students graduate with a competency 
in math, the English Department seems reluctant to admit to — 
or, more accurately, to accept any responsibility for solving— a 
deficiency that seems so obvious to so many. 

Admittedly, the problem of insuring proficiency in English is 
more difficult thatn doing so in mathematics. But it is 
nonetheless a problem, and the English Department seems the 
logical choice to provide a solution. How the faculty handles its 
responsibility in this case remains to be seen. 

Editor In Chief Geoff Garinther 

Assistant Editor , Katherine Streckfus 

News Editor PeteTurchl 

Sports Editor Rich Schatzman 

Fine Arts Editor Nick Nappo 

Photography Editor Jim Graham 

Business Manager/Copy Editor Charlie Warfleld 

Faculty Advisor Rich DeProspo 

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Security guard's car stolen 


News Editor 

In addition to the thefts that plagued 
students over Spring Break the 
Washington College security office 
reports that one of their cars was stolen 
on Sunday, March 9. 

Steve Kendall, Head of Campus 
Security, said that "one of our men 
brought some reports to the office in 
back of the library to have them signed, 
and he left the keys in the car." 
Although it was left unattended for only 
a few minutes, Kendall said in that time 
the car, along with over $5,000 of radio 
and telephone equipment, was stolen. 

Kendall also said that although the 
Chestertown police were contacted, it 
will be "almost impossible" to find out 

who took the car as it was found behind 
a cemetery the following Wednesday. 
"It must have been a prank," Kendall 
said. "Anybody else would've taken the 
equipment. The car itself isn't worth 

The mobile phone in the security car 
had only recently been installed, but 
Kendall said it, along with several 
walkie-talkies, flashlights, and other 
equipment was returned with the car 
undamaged. As far as the theft itself, 
Kendall said, "It was a new kid who left 
the keys in the car... I've done it myself; 
who the hell would have thought they 
would take it from right outside the 

Campus security strengthened 

Letter to the Editor 

A question of intellectual leadership 

Until just a century ago, instructors 
in Oxford University were not permit- 
ted to marry, and any one who wished 
to have a normal family life had to 
leave the University. Thankfully, this is 
no longer the case. But, by having had 
such a rule Oxford showed recognition 
that an academic career required more 
dedication than normal professional oc- 
cupations and ought only be undertaken 
by men with the love of learning to in- 
spire this dedication. The University 
felt-and still feels-that anyone who 
was not sufficiently called to teaching 
to give not just full time, but all the time 
he possibly could, to his respon- 
sibilities, anybody who was only in- 
terested in a career, should pursue 
something less rigorous. 

The question I should like to pose for 
the reader's thought is, how many pro- 
fessors in this college recognize and ac- 
cept the full burden of their respon- 
sibiliiies— I know some who do, and 
some who do not; I do not know enough 
professors to be able to evaluate the en- 
tire faculty. But that is not my purpose. 

All I want is to ask the reader to reflect 
on his own experiences. 

1 have noticed that many professors 
are concerned about the un-intellectual 
or anti-intellectual climate on this cam- 
pus. While I sympathize with their con- 
cern, I am rather disappointed that 
most professors, the older ones of long 
service in particular, place the lion's 
share of the blame on the students. 
These professors need to ask 
themselves if they are giving their 
students the moral and intellectual 
leadership that, due to their ex- 
perience, wisdom, and position of 
authority, they can and should. And, 
there are several professors who need 
to ask themselves if they are not in their 
own conduct setting their students an 
example unworthy of amulation. 

College students are transients; 
faculty members are more permanent 
members of the college community. 
They are the ones, with their position 
and tenure, who have the greater abili- 
ty and the greater responsibility to in- 
fluence change, for better or for worse. 

Jonathan Mueller 

Anderson, Fussell 
to speak this week 

WC News Bureau 

The Sophie Kerr Committee of 
Washington College will sponsor two 
lectures next week. Robert Anderson, 
playwright and novelist, will speak on 
"Writing for Performance" on 
Tuesday, April 1. Paul Fussell, pro- 
fessor of English at Rutgers University, 
will give a talk entitled "The Fiction of 
Fact" on Wednesday, April 2. Both lec- 
tures will begin at 8 p.m. in the Sophie 
Kerr Room of Miller Library and the 
public is invited to attend. 

Robert Anderson is best known for his 
broadway plays Tea and Sympathy 
(1953), Silent Night, Lonely Night 
(1959) and I Never Sang For My Father 
(1968). He wrote the screenplays for 
The Nun's Story, Sand Pebbles and 
adapted his own Tea and Sympathy and 
I Never Sang For My Father, which 
won the Writer's Guild award for Best 
Screenplay and an Academy Award 
nomination. His two novels are After 
and Getting up and Going Home. 

A native of New York City, Anderson 
attended Exeter Academy and Harvard 
University. He was a Naval Officer in 
the Pacific during World War II, during 
which time he wrote Come Marching 
Home, a play which won the National 
Theatre Conference Prize. He- was a 


Due to recent thefts and complaints 
of unavailability, the campus security 
force is being strengthened under new 
Director Steve Kendall. 

Two men, both in uniform and carry- 
ing walkie-talkies, will be on duty seven 
nights a week from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. In 
addition, a security car equipped with a 
telephone will patrol campus. 

Associate Dean of Students Ed Max- 
cy said the security force "is here to 
help students, not harass them," and he 

invites any suggestions for improving 
the system. 

The night security office can be 
reached at 778-2804 (Miller Library). If 
there is an emergency or no response at 
the security office number, call the 
local telephone operator in Chestertown 
and request the Mobile Operator. Give 
the operator the phone number YL- 
■35008011, which will connect you with 
the security department's phone in the 
security car. 


founding member of the Dramatists 
Guild and served as the organization's 
president. Anderson has just finished 
writing another play which is scheduled 
to open on broadway in the fall. 

Dr. Paul Fussell is best known as the 
author of The Great War and Modern 
Memory which won the National Book 
Critics Circle Award in 1975 and the Na- 
tional Book Award in 1976. A native of 
Pasadena. California, he received his 
undergraduate education at Pomona 
College and graduate degrees from 

Fussell has been a member of the 
faculty at Rutgers since 1955. He has 
received numerous awards and honors 
including: A Fulbright appointment at 
the University of Heidelberg, two Pur- 
ple Hearts and the Bronze Star during 
World War II, the James Phelan Award 
from the Phelan Foundation, the Lind- 
back Award for Distinguished Teach- 
ing, the Ralph Waldo Emerson Award 
and a Guggenheim Fellowship. 

His talk on Wednesday will relate fic- 
tion to memoirs. Illustrations will come 
from twentieth century writing, 
especially the memoirs about the first 
World War. 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Frlday, March 28, 1960-Page 3 

"Being There": More than a one- joke movie 


News Editor 

After picking up the TV Guide for any 
week, it's not the least bit difficult to 
see how someone surrounded by televi- 
sion and never allowed into the outside 
world for the first forty-or-so years of 
his life could become a total moron. It is 
remarkable, however, to see how easily 
and completely the society that pro- 
duces television shows could accept 
that moron. 

In Being There to be sure, the 
character of Chance (Peter Sellers) is 
not solely a product of his watching one 
too may episodes of Laverne and 
Shirley, but Jerzy Kosinski's 
screenplay— based on his own 
book— makes it clear that the quiet, 
maddeningly slow-paced gardener has 
been greatly affected by too many 
hours in front of the tube. Chance is 

terprets this to say that the economy 
will fourish in another season, and that 
his job is like that of a gradener. Later, 
when the Russian ambassador quotes a 
Russian fairy tale, Chance (now known 
as Chauncy Gardener as a result of 
another breakdown in communication) 
laughs nervously, and the ambassador 
assumes Chance speaks the language. 
By the end of the party rumor has it 
that Chance knows over seven 

Although the "one joke" has to do 
with a lack of communication, the in- 
herent irony involved leads to more 
than humor; we see that an unknowing 
scoiety, every bit as moronic as the 
main character, can create geniuses of 
its own accord. At the end of the film, 
when the flnancer dies, the old man's 
fellow businessmen and politicians say 
that the only way they can hold on to the 

consciously helps people to feel better 
about themselves. When he is put on na- 
tional television the President watches, 
not sure what to expect; although 
Chance comes close to making a fool 
out of himself, he ends up supporting 
the statements he had made earlier. 
When Chance talks to the dying 
businessman, Rand, he is told that he 
seems strong and firm, and brings a 
balance to life. The old man is not the 
only one who is comforted by Chance's 
presence. Chance's Insistence on the 
fact that he "like to watch" in two cases 
leads to voyeurism: once when a 
homosexual at a political reception 
runs to grab a friend, and once later 
when Rand's wife. Eve, attempts to 
arouse Chance and ends up fiddling 
with her own knobs. 

The firmness and balance that Rand 
mentions are visible in the movie 
technically; it proceeds at a slow, even 
pace, with precise, often symmetrical 

the limousine pulls up to the Rand man- 
sion we are listening to an eerie song 
sung by black children playing basket- 
ball on an animated TV show. 

At the end of the film, for those 
members of the audience who are 
struggling with their coats or looking 
for loose change under the seats, Direc- 
tor Hal Ashby has included a series of 
outtakes of a scene in which Peter 
Sellers repeatedly cracks up as he tries 
to deliver a monologue in Chance's flat, 
slow speech pattern. Although some 
may be able to tie them in with the film 
somehow, to me the outtakes were a 
cheap move; they seemed to be in- 
cluded to satisfy everyone who had 
come to the movie by mistake, thinking 
it was going to be a Peter Sellers com- 

No matter how Hollywood tries to sell 
it Being Thereis not a comedy first and 
foremost; it is a movie with a message. 
The film has been nominated for two 
Academy awards, but the outstanding 
performace is Sellers'. After seeing 

thrust out into the three-dimensional 
world when the man who owns the 
house he lives in dies. Shortly after- 
wards he is taken in by a dying 
businessman-politician (Melvyn 
Douglas) whose wife's (Shirley 
MacLaine) limousine accidently hits 
the gardener when he is watching a pic- 
ture of himself on a television screen in 
a store window. 

The rest of the story has been called 
by some reviewers the "single joke in a 
one-joke movie." What is being refer- 
red to is that at all times Chance speaks 
either about television or gardening, 
the only two things of which he has any 
comprehension, but the people to whom 
he is talking assume he is speaking 
metaphorically. When he tells the 
President of the United States that 
things die in fall and winters butgrow in 
spring and summer, the President in- 


presidency is to elect Chance. Even as 
the President preaches economics at 
the funeral, however, the gardener 
changes channels and, bored with the 
ceremony,, begins wondering around 
the grounds. As Chance strolls among 
enormously tall trees in the snow the 
words "Garden of Eden" spring to 
mind; just as they do, Chance begins to 
walk out across the lake to right a fallen 
tree, totally unaware that as he walks 
across a sandbar it appears clearly, ob- 
viously, that he is walking on water. In 
the film's final moments, then, Kosin- 
ski says that not only can society create 
a president out of a moron, but it can 
also create a god out of one. 

Although it-may be unfair to burden 
the movie with so great a philosophical 
theme, it is apparent that Chance un- 



shots. The picture on the screen in front 
of us is almost always peaceful and 
pretty, except when the movie screen 
becomes the television screen and we 
find themselves watching Mr. Roger's 
Neighborhood or one of several exer- 
cise shows and commericals. There are 
few close-ups or action-filled shots in 
the film, and the intrusions on this basic 
plan occur when Chance switches chan- 
nels with his remote-control gadget or 
when we cut abruptly to or from a 
television screen. Even the soundtrack 
of the film is outwardly pleasant, while 
at the same time something Is wrong. 
When Chance leaves the first house to 
enter the outside world we hear 
Deodato's incongruous 2001, and when 

him in the Pink Panther movies anyone 
can see that the actor who appearedin 
Lolita and Dr. Strangelove still has a 
quality of greatness about him. Sellers 
succeeds in this film without once fall- 
ing into a French accent, withou once 
struggling to get the upper hand in a 
joke. Shirley MacLaine succeeds on a 
personal level, because for once she ap- 
pears in a movie without destroying it. 
She does break down and do her in- 
famous crying bit, but that's at a conve- 
nient time to send out for more popcorn. 
Being There is, both sensually and in- 
tellectually, an interesting and en- 
joyable movie. 

Dining Hall worker dies 


Assistant Editor 

Dorothy Henry, who had been "the 
salad lady" in Hodson Dining Hall for 
nearly 14 years, died Monday after- 
noon, March 24. She was 39. 

She began working in the Dining Hall 
in September, 1967. 

Director of Food Services Dave 
Knowles said, "She was one of the four 
kitchen people who have been here for 
years. She did things on her own in- 
itiative. As an employee, she will be dif- 
ficult to replace. As a friend, whe will 
be impossible to replace." 

She is survived by her husband 
Wallace Henry, 2 daughters, and 4 sons. 
One of her daughters, Cookie Henry, is 
a current employee in the Dining Hall. 

Funeral services will be held tomor- 
row at 1 :00 p.m. at St. James Methodist 

Student receives 
social probation 

The Student Affairs Office this week 
placed a student on social probation 
after he alledgedly threw a beer bottle 
toward members of the women's 
lacrosse club at the men's Navy game. 

Sophomore Scott Dodge was reported 
to have "hassled" at least one of the 
women before throwing the bottle with 
a lacrosse stick. He was then said to 
have been abusive when asked to leave 
by the coach of the women's team. 

Dodge's probation stipulated that he 
can be on campus only from 10:30 a.m. 

RA applications 

There are approximately seventeen 
openings for Resident Assistants for 
next year, eight for men, and nine for 
women, and applications for the job will 
be available in the Student Affairs Of- 
fice next week. 

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Good news and bad news 

Shoremen win big, lose big against St. Mary's and Hopkins 


The Shoremen looked like a 'yo-yo' 
last week against St. Marys and John 
Hopkins. An Impressive victory over a 
potentially good team in St. Mary's 
gave WC a new high in enthusiasm. Un- 
fortunately, their new high burned out 
with a solid trouncing by Hopkins. 

The game last Saturday against St. 
Mary's left no doubt in anyone's mind 
who wanted to win. The two teams 
didn't really know what to expect from 
each other so the tension on the opening 
face-off was at its maximum. But after 
the opening faceoff WC took complete 
control of the game with their quick of- 
fense. They also built up that key factor 
in time of possession. The defense 
played such hard and aggressive ball 
that they nearly shut off all scoring at- 
tempts made by St. Mary's. 

Beating any team by a margin of 15 
goals (17-2) says a lot of things about 
the potential of that team. The talent is 
obviously there and it's only a matter of 
working together and being able to 
click on any given day. A win that big 
should establish a coat of confidence 
that can last a whole season. Con- 
fidence is a superior role In mentally 
preparing for a game. When putting 
these all together it comes down to 
playing consistently well, with con- 
fidence in oneself and fellow team- 

Then came Hopkins... 

If it's possible to set these previous 
guidelines for the preparation of a 
game, the Sho'men broke every one 
against the Blue Jays. It was clearly 
evident that the team wasn't together 
because they were out-hustled 
everywhere, especially on ground balls 
(56-19). On riding their clears, Hopkins 
nearly converted every one and the 

defense allowed way too many shots (60 
to our 9), all examples of a lack of hus- 
tle. The team's confidence never 
seemed to be present simply because of 
Hopkins' intimidation. They were very 
effective in this last respect by scoring 
9 goals in the first quarter. The 
Sho'men defense tightened up 
somewhat in the 2nd quarter, allowing 
only 3 goals, but the offense still 
couldn't get things rolling. The offense 
was ineffective because there wasn't 
enough movement away from the ball. 
Whenever a team pressures the ball 
there must be movement elsewhere. 
This was done very effectively against 
Navy but not against Hopkins. 

The Sho'men also had trouble in 
clearing the ball. This was due mainly 
to too many long passes and not enough 
short ones. Long passes, especially in 
the middle of the field, give the riding 
team a chance to jump the man cat- 
ching the ball immediately. Short 
passes give the man time to look for so- 
meone else who's open and hit him, 
hence, moving the ball upfield. 

The man-down defense was strong in 
only allowing 3-10 conversions for 
Hopkins extra man. This was Hopkins' 
most effective means of obtaining goals 
in their last outing with Harvard. 

This 1980 Lacrosse team has the 
desire to be a winner as was proven in 
their first two games. Their third was, 
to say the least, depressing. The poten- 
tial for a championship team is there, If 
the players want it badly enough it will 
take a lot of pride and hard work 
throughout the rest of the season. The 
first 3 are over, leaving a 1-2 mark. The 
rest begin tomorrow with Dennison and 
all are invited to give your support at 
1:30, Kibler field. 

Hooper hits the pole with one of Shoremen's nine shots In Hopkins loss. 

31 women out for club lacrosse 


Women's lacrosse has finally made 
its way to the fields of Washington Col- 
lege in the form of a club. Practices 
began March 10 for the 31-women squad 
coached by Nancy Dick and Jodi Dud- 
derar. The club is being financed by 
businessmen from the community and 
a recent $700 allocation from the SGA. 

Although the club will probably not 
turn collegiate for another two years, 
the girls say they are working diligently 

to prove that they can garnish enough 
talent and support-to make a women's 
lacrosse team a reality. 

Jessie Fowler, President of the Club, 
expressed her gratitude to the SGA and 
the Chestertown community for its 
"overwhelming support. 

"We're looking forward to a winning 
season." said Fowler, "We have a hard- 
working and dedicated group of girls." 
The club hopes to take on St. Mary's on 
April 20. 



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First baseman Rich Dwyer missed this one. but Shoremen went on to win 
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Volume 51 Number 21 

This was the scene Monday night as Kenny Pfltzenmayer took his stand-up 
comedy routine to the Coffee House stage. (Graham photo) 

Federal funding will 
provide Hill renovations 


Assistant Editor 

After trying to obtain sufficient funds 
for the renovation of the Hill Dorms for 
two years, President of the College 
Joseph McLain says that the money 
will be available soon through the 
federal Health and Higher Education 
Facilities Act. 

"The Health and Higher Education 
Facilities Act will issue bonds to enable 
us to borrow up to a million dollars at 
whatever the bonding rate will be," 
said McLain. "I don't know how much 
of that we'll need." 

Before this method of obtaining the 
funds had been worked out, there was a 
bill in the Maryland General Assembly 
for a loan to the College. 

"The House bill and the Senate bill 
were put in, then prior to the committee 
hearing, we worked out this other 
method. They pulled the bill, so it will 
never be acted upon, nor will it need to 
be acted upon," said McLain. 

"This gives us the authority from the 

Secretary of Planning, the Governor's 
office, and the Comptroller's office, to 
start getting these bonds issued, Rather 
than go through the legislature, this will 
give us the money sooner, so we can 
start getting contracts." 

The College has been trying to obtain 
funds for the renovation since 1978, 
when a state grant was matched by the 
Hodson Trust. The combination of the 
state grant and the Hodson contribution 
was not sufficient, however, so the Col- 
lege applied to the Housing and Urban 
Development Agency for a loan. The 
application to HUD was turned down. 

A second application was made for a 
HUD loan in 1979, but it was turned 
down. According to Vice-President for 
Finance Gene Hessey, the Agency had 
received too many applications from 
larger Institutions, and did not have 
enough money to divide between all of 
the applicants. The College elected not 
to apply to HUD a third time. 

Council proposes revision of 
distribution requirements 



The Academic Council Monday 
passed a revision of the distribution re- 
quirements that would require courses 
from all four of the major academic 

The revision must now go to the facul- 
ty for final approval, but Dean of the 
College Garry Clarke says he will wait 
until the May faculty meeting— or 

maybe even until next year— to propose 
the changes. 

The proposed revision of distribution 

1. Two semester courses from each of 
the four distribution groups plus two 
semester courses elected from each of 

Continued on Page 2 

Council, Board discuss students' writing skills 



"I really felt it was the best such 
meeting I've attended because we 
moved'from generalitites to specifics," 
said Dean of the College Garry Clarke 
after a meeting of the Academic Coun- 
cil and the Faculty and Curriculum 
Committee of the Board of Visitors and 
Governors last Saturday at which 
students' writing ability became the 
main topic. 

"The Board members were very 
vocal," said Clarke. "They were very 
interested and concerned about our 
students and their ability to write, and 
seemed receptive to doing something 
and to the implication that it would cost 

Clarke said he expects an official 
recommendation from the Committee 
that something be done about the 
perceived problem. 

"The fact is that if something positive 
is to be done here," said Clarke, "the 
entire College community will have to 
cooperate, and some outside help may 
be needed as well." 

English Department Chairman Nan- 

cy Tatym said that "outside help" is a 
prerequisite for any solution. 

"There's a lot to be hoped for if we 
can jsut get some people in here to 
help," she said. 

At a meeting last Thursday that 
Tatum called only "the most recent in 
series of meetings that has been going 
on for" some two years, Clarke asked 
the English Departmet for a specific 

The Dean added, however, that "we 
agreed it would be hard to do this in a 
slap-dash way," so the Department 
may institute "stop-gap" measures for 
next year. 

Tatum said the one way to improve 
writing skills is to require more papers, 
and that to do that, a smaller teacher- 
student ratio in the Forms of Literature 
and Compostion course is necessary. 

"If you want anything substantial in 
the way of numbers of papers a student 
has to write, then you have to do 
something about making smaller 
classes, "she said. 

Fifteen students per class would be 

ideal, Tatum said, but twenty may be a 
more realistic hope. 

Tatum outlined two other 
developments she said would improve 
writing skills. 

"I'd like to see faculty encouraged to 
pull away from term papers to shorter 
papers placed nearer the beginning of 
the semester, so that it becomes a lear- 

ning experience. 

Tatum also said "models" of good 
papers should be provided for students. 

'If you ask people coming out of high 
school who have written largely 
'descriptive' papers to come into a col- 
lege classroom and write an analysis, 
then you haven't given them a model 
for that." 

German measles may not have been 


The diagnosis for the outbreak on 
campus of an illness with symptoms 
similar to German Measles is stlil 
undetermined, according to Health Ser- 
vice Nurse Betty Schauber. 

On March 25 and 26 six students 
reported to the Health Service with a 
rash, sore throat, and a low fever. 
Three of these students were sent to the 
Kent County Health Department for 

tests. A Health Department doctor said 
there was a good chance that the 
students had German measles. The 
tests that were taken were sent to the 
state Health Department in Baltimore 
in order to verify the diagnosis. 

Innoculation was then scheduled on 
campus for Monday, March 31. But the 
results of the tests showed the disease 
was not the German Measles, but an 
undetermined virus. 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Frtday, April 4, 1990-Page 2 


For better or for worse 

Three new ideas that promise to affect the College significant- 
ly were in the news this week : 

•Student Government Association President Jay Young this 
afternoon was to present to the Board of Visitors and Governors' 
Buildings and Grounds Committee a proposal to convert the 
basement of Hodson Hall into a student center. Equipped with 
cost estimates, blueprints, and an artist's conception of the plan, 
Young is betting the student center will become a reality this 
summer. We'll have more to say about the plan after we see how 
shrewd a gambler he is. 

•A proposal to revise distribution requirements has been 
drafted, and it will no doubt be a controversial one when it 
reaches the faculty. It raises some interesting questions: How 
liberal is an education in which a student can avoid such 
academic staples as math, science, and foreign languages— and 
in some cases all three? The proposal would require students to 
take courses from each of the four academic divisions, while pro- 
viding more options in Humanities and Formal Studies. 

•The Dean's Office, the English Department, and the Board all 
agreed this week that students' inability to write is a problem 
that must be solved at whatever cost. The Board once again 
showed remarkable sensitivity and concern for the students, and 
English Depatment Chairman Nancy Tatum feels she now has 
the "go-ahead" to find a solution. It remains to be seen what 
method will be used to ensure the literacy of WC graduates. 

Editor tn Chief Geofl Garinther 

Assistant Editor Katherlne Streckfus 

News Editor Pete Turchl 

Sports Editor Rich SchaUraan 

Fine Arts Editor Nick Nappe 

Photography Editor Jim Graham 

Business Manager/Copy Editor Charlie Warfleld 

Faculty Advisor Rich DeProspo 

THE ELM Is the official newspaper of Washington College, published by and for 
students. It Is printed at the Delaware State Printing Company every Friday 
with the exception of vacations and Exam Weeks. The opinions expressed on 
these pages, with the exception of those under the headings of LETTERS TO 
THE EDITOR and COMMENTARY are those 0/ the editor and staff. The ELM 
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•Continued from page 1* 

two groups constitute the distribution 

2. Two semester courses may be taken 
pass/fail for distribution credit. 

3. Any combination of two literature 
courses in English, Literature in 
Translation (with the exception of L.T. 
305, Introduction to the Film) and 
Literature in a Foreign Language may 
be taken for distribution credit. 

4. The Formal Studies requirement 
may be satisfied in a number of ways: 

a. Two semesters of Mathematics, 
Computer Science, Music Theory, 
Foreign Language, or Logic may be 
used to satisfy the Formal Studies 
distribution requirement. 

b. Four semester courses of the same. 
Foreign Language (100 or 200 levels or 
391-392 (Stylistics)), may be taken for 
distribution credit. 

c. Four semester courses in 

mathematics may be used to satisfy 
distribution requirements provided 
that two of them are courses in com- 
puter science, and two of them are not 
courses in computer science. 

d. Whenever three courses in 
mathematics are used to satisfy 
distribution requirements, at least one 
of them must be a course in computing 
science and at least one of them must 
not be a course in computing science. 

e. Any two courses in mathematics 
without restiction may be used to 
satisfy the distribution requirement in 
formal studies. Any one course in 
mathematics may be used with Logic 
<PR108> or Linguistics to satisfy the 
distribution requirement in formal 

f. Linguistics and Logic may be com- 
bined to fulfill the distribution require- 

Goldstein replaces Shivers 
for sabbatical 


Assistant Editor 

Dr. Michael Goldstein, Chairman of 
.the Psychology Department, has been 
chosen by the Committee on Appoint- 
ments and Tenure to go on sabbatical 
next year. The decision came after 
Associate Professor of Spainsh George 
Shivers, who had origanally been 
chosen by the committee, decided to 
postpone his sabbatical until academic 
year 1981-82. 

Letters to the Editor 

Glorious Arrival 

Our new computer has arrived two 
months early, but it is now fully in 
operation, and many faculty and 
students have begun to enjoy using it. 
My object in writing is to express 
publicly my appreciation to those 
members of the college community who 
have helped to make this possible. 

To those members of the administra- 
tion who obtained the money that 
enabled the purchase— Gene Hessey, 
George Wayward, and President 
McLain— and to the Hodson Trust for 
providing the funds, I am extremely 
grateful. Dean Clarke was expecially 
helpful during the two months that I at- 
tempted to re-educate myself on com- 
puter hardware and revise an earlier 
recommendation. Dennis Conradi and 
Cynthis Hill (of the Prime Computer 
staff in McLean, Va.) were also very 
helpful during that time. 

When the computer arrived on cam- 
pus, our Maintenance Department 
responded magnificently. Throughout 
the period of installation, Ray Crooks 
met our needs quickly and efficiently. 
Bill Coleman was very helpful at 
several stages of the work. Don Starkey 
and Louis Saunders had the electrical 
power installed in less than one day, 
and several others removed furniture 
and got new flooring installed in just 
one more day. This has been one of the 
finest jobs that I have seen in my twen- 
ty years at Washington College. 

Finally, I am grateful to both faculty 
and students who participated in the 
selection process. It appears that there 
Is now unanimous agreement that 
selecting a Prime 550 computer was ex- 
actly the right decision. Again, my 
thanks to all who have helped to make 
this possible. 

Richard H Brown 

Reagan's his man 

The record of Mr. Carter stands by 
itself. His defense of Bert Lance, the fir- 
ing of David Marston, the U.N. vote, 
veto of the B-l bomber, his slashing of 
warship construction, discontinuing of 
the neutron bomb and inflation. Mr. 
Carter's record is that of a confused 
presidency. A presidency which is 
always being surprised by events, such 
as Iran and Afghanistan. It is time that 
this nation had a president who will 
lead the nation in one direction and not 
vacillate in six. The man for the job 
should be aware of the people's feelings 
and not stay hidden in the "Rose 
Garden" for the last six months. It is 

time for a man better suited for the of- 
fice of President. This man is Governor 
Ronald Reagan. 

Governor Reagan can provide the 
leadership this nation needs. During his 
governorship in California he proved 
that he could reform a large and 
unyielding state government. In 
welfare reform alone he saved the tax- 
payers approximate $2 billion over a 
three year period. Governor Reagan is 
also the man needed to restore 
America's military superiority while 
demonstrating to the world that the 
decade of appeasement has been laid to 
rest once and for all. 

Glen Edward Beebe 

Applications re-opened Dirty Politics 

Two weeks ago the Elm published a 
request that applications for the editor- 
ships of the Elm and the Pegasus be 
submitted to me by March 31. To date, 
one person has applied for each posi- 
tion. I am therefore extending the 
deadline until April 14 in the hope that 
additional applications will be for- 

These positions are too important to 

go begging or go by default. One editor 

will help shape his classmates' 

memories of their college years, and 

the other will help shape the discussion 

of many issues of current imporatnee to 

the college community. Several years 

ago Common Cause appealed to 

citizens to Give A Damn; I now appeal 

to students to do the same. 

John B.Taylor 


Board of Publications 

We are encouraged by the political 
activity that has been expressed on 
campus withing the last week. The 
Youth for Reagan have recently been 
circulating information fluers on our 
candidates position. The flyers have ap- 
peared in the cafeteria after recieving 
Dave Knowles approval. 

However, wehave been enraged by 
the actions of a certain Oxford bound 
student. This certain student used the 
back side of our personally financed 
flyers to promore his own political 
beliefs. We appreciate different 
political view points, however, we can 
not condone his actions; they smack of 
dirty politics. 

Kevin Mahoney 

Joe Holt 
Youth for Reagan 

Sabbaticals had originally been 
awarded to Shivers and Assistant Pro- 
fessor of French Colin Dickson, both in 
the Modern Languages Department. 
Shivers, decision to postpone his 
research solves the problem of the ex- 
tra burden thatwould have been placed 
on the Modern Languages Department 
if both Shivers and Dickson were on 
sabbatical next year. 



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WC News Bureau 

Still another Lance machine has been 
destroyed— this one in Talbot house — 
and residents there suspect Baltimore 
Symphony Orchestra conductor Sergiu 
Commissiona may be to blame. 

Although no one witnessed the actual 
destruction of the machine when it hap- 
pened sometime late last Saturday 
night, Talbot House Resident Assistant 
Jeff Bowerman says he thinks he has 

conclusive evidence concerning this 
lateat incident in what has become 
known as "The Lance Scandal." 

"My entire collection of B.S.O. 
albums was ripped off that same 
night," said Bowerman, "and our Com- 
missiona poster was stolen from the 

College President Joseph McLain, a 
close, personal friend of Commis- 
siona's, said he knows of no connection 

between the eminent conductor and the 
Lance Scandals, but adds "I'll ask him 
at Commencement May 25th." 

The seventeenth in a series of Lance 
machine destructions over the past 
three years, this latest incident touched 
off a wave of indignation among 
students. One student seemed to sym- 
bolize the general feeling when he said, 
"1 don't mind a little dorm destruction, 
but this Lance machine stuff has got to 


Commissiona will be unavailable for 
comment until he returns from the 
Baltimore Symphony's world tour May 
24th, but students weren't waiting 
around to hear his side of the story. 

"First he cuts a week off our sum- 
mer," said one disgruntled New Dorms 
resident, "and now this. All I can say is 
thanks a lot. Sergill." 


Tuesday, April 1,1980 

Boycott opposed 

McLain: Commencement must go on 

WC News Bureau 

College President Joseph McLain 
vowed this week that he's going on with 
plans for the 1980 Commencement, 
despite the Elm's warning that it will 
boycott the exercises unless Baltimore 
Symphony Orchestra conductor Sergiu 
Commissiona pulls out by April 20. 


| "There is no place for politics in Com- 
5 mencement," said McLain this week 
Xi after learning of the Elm's plan to 
£ withold press coverage of the exercises, 
pi "Our seniors have put four 

f"° years— some even more than that— into 
this moment, and "I'm not about to let 
0, it be taken away from them." 

Members of the senior class, 

although unified in their opposition to 
Commissiona, were reluctant to join 
atotal boycott of the exercises. Class 
President Tim Connorthis week pro- 
posed an alternate plan in which 
graduating seniors would accept their 
diplomas, but boycott the opening and 
closing processions, as well as the 
presentation of Commissiona's 
honorary degree. 

McLain said Commencement will go 
on no matter how many groups decide 
to boycott, despite charges that the ex- 
ercises have lost all meaning. 

"People say to me, 'What good is 
Commencement?' I say, 'What good is 
the Mona Lisa?'" 

Student Affairs proposes improvements 

Deans of Students Maureen Kelley 
and Ed Maxcy say that this coming fall 
will see the institution of a new type of 
room-drawing procedure. 

"In order to make things more fair," 
Kelley said, "we're going to do the 
draw just as we/ usually do, then in- 
stitute squatter's rights." According to 
the Student Affairs office, squatter's 
rights means that a student has legal 
right to a room whenever he is in it and 
has control of it. According to Maxcy, 
"in other words, as soon as you step out- 
side the door, it's a whole new ball 

Although students will still be issued 
keys, the Deans say they expect doors 

WC News Bureau 

to be broken down and locks to be 
picked in attempts by desperate 
students to get better rooms. They 
make it clear, however, that a student 
must have "control" of the room: this 
meuns that he must have at least two 
pieces so his or her own furniture and 
tenpieces of his or her clothing with him 
or her to legally possess the room. This 
means that if a student can sneak into 
the new dorms and remove the fur- 
niture, the suite Is then "up for grabs." 
Maxcy said, "it will make campus life a 
little more exciting. People will get to 
know each other faster— you'll wake up 
with people trying to throw you out of 
your room." 
The Deans suspect that those 

students who draw the New Dorms and 
other highly-valued places of residence 
will initiate the use of guard dogs, trap 
doors, and perhaps even high-powered 
rifles. Dean of the College Garry Clarke 
said, "I think the new policy will keep 
students on their toes, wide awake. It's 
a dog-eat-dog world out there, with 
everybody trying to steal the shirt off 
your back. This will give Washington 
students a taste of the real world." 

In an informal poll conducted by the 
Elm. students for the most part said 
they were "wary" of the new pro- 
cedure, but current residents of the Hill 
Dorms and Richmond House said that 
they weren't worried. 

Security Office stolen, recovered 

Head of Security Steve Kendal 
disclosed this week that the security of- 
fice was stolen on Friday, March 28. 

Kendall said that "one of our men 
stepped out of the office to give some 

| Dorms burn to ground 

The New Dorms burned to the ground 
last Saturday in the fire resulting from 
the Lance machine destruction. No fur- 
ther details were available, but the Stu- 
dent Affairs Office this week announced 
plans to relocate New Dorms' residents 
in Hill Dorms and Richmond House for 
next year. 

WC Newt Bureau 

reports back to one of the guys in the 
car, and he left the keys in his desk." 
He said that ever since the security car 
had been stolen in early March, this had 
been the normal procedure. Although 
the office was left unattended for only a 
few minutes, Kendall said In that time 
the room, along with over $12,000 in 
typewriters, code whistjes and doggy 
toys, was stolen. 

"I just opened the door and it was 
gone," Kendall said. Although the 
Chester-town police were contacted, it 
will be "almost impossible" to find out 
who took the office, as It was found 
behind a cemetery the following 
Wednesday. "It must have been a 

prank," Kendall said, "Anybody else 
would' ve taken the equipment. The of- 
fice itself isn't worth anything." 

The security office had recently been 
equipped with an elaborate $7,000 
alarm system, two electric eyes and a 
real big lock. We just forgot to close the 
door," he admitted. The room was 
equipped with two desks, and IBM elec- 
tric typewriter, an Electronic Olivetti 
221 typewriter, a Bally plnball table, 
three Green Hornet code whistles, a 
Batman spy ring, and five Doggy 
Donuts. All of the equipment, including 
the alarm system, was found at the 

Continued on Pan 2 




■ 1 

Photo by Ed. Lehmann 

John ConMing, a junior and pres- 
ident of Lambda Chi Alpha, was 
named "AOPi Sweetheart" at the 
sorority's dance Saturday night. 

Coffee House 
brews change 

WC News Bureau 

As of Monday, April 7, the Coffee- 
house will no longer serve beer and pop- 
corn, nor will it feature recorded music. 

According to manager Jake Parr the 
changes are being made "to cut costs, 
but we've found that (the students) 
don't really buy the beer and popcorn 
anyway— it's not worth it for us to keep 
serving them." 

As far as the music, Parr said that 
"nobody can ever decide what to play, 
and there's always tots of arguments. 
Some of the guys like Springsteen and 
the Who, some people like Neil Young- 
— you just can't keep everybody hap- 
py. He added that although there has 
been no move to schedule more live 
bands or to replace the music in any 
other way, patrons of the coffeehouse 
will be allowed to whistle and to hum 
quietly to themselves. 

So what's left? Parr said that 
"there's still foosball and the bowling 
game, and we're still going to serve hot 

Added Parr, however, "the bowling 
games broke." 



Let's Boycott 

As you can see from this week's Elm, Washington College 
students are getting pretty fed up with one Sergui Commissiona, 
conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and we think 
with good reason. Let's examine some of Commissiona s recent 

•A Lance machine is destroyed, the New Dorms burn to the 
ground in the subsequent fire, and the only clue is that several 
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra albums are stolen that night. 
Come on, Sergui— our security force is often criticized, but he 
spotted your method of operation all the way from Smiley's. 

•Two stereos are stolen within days of the Lance Affair, and 
security makes the connection to Commissiona immediately 
("Whadya think he was gonna do with those albums," asks chief 
Steve Kendall). .. .. 

•The Board of Visitors and Governors blames the Admissions 
Office for out-of-control attrition, but the Elm learns that Com- 
missiona is often the cause. One departing student told us he 
liked the school's size and academic quality, but "having Com- 
missiona at Commencement really turns me off." 

•In a special investigative report, the Elm discovers a link bet- 
ween Commissiona and falling academic standards at the Col- 
lege- the conductor often pressures Director of Admissions 
Mickey DiMaggio to admit illiterate trumpet players solely to 
beef up the rapidly-deteroriating school band. 

Well, we've had about enough of Sergiu Commissiona. That s 
why we're withholding press coverage of the 1980 Commence- 
ment exercises unless Commissiona pulls out by April 20, and 
we'd like to see the rest of the College community follow our 
lead We realize how disappointing this will be for our seniors, 
many of whom were favored to graduate with honors. But that 
may be the price to be paid if Commissiona is to be stopped. So, if 
you've had about enough of Sergui Commissiona, join 
us— Boycott Commencement. 

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An, Premo maintain lead 
in Presidential race 

WC News Bureau 

According to an Elm poll of 683 
students this week. Political Science 
professors Tai Sung An and Dan Premo 
remain the frontrunners in the five- 
man race to see who will replace Dr. 
Joseph McLaln when the 63-year-old 
College'President retires In 1982. 

An managed to maintain his share of 
the lead despite a gaffe that many ex- 
perts say could cast him the coveted 
Jewish vote among students. After 
stating earlier in the week that he 
favored a relocation of all Jewish 
students to the Hill Dorms next 
year— despite administration plans to 
tear those buildings to the ground— An 
called his announcement a mistake, 
blaming the mix-up on "this damn 
English language." 

Assistant Professor of Political 
Science Howard Silver, the man many 
say stands to gain the most by An's 
blunder, said the latest foul-up should 
have been expected. 

"An's tenure as department chair- 

man has been a demonstration of crisis 
management at Its best," said Silver. 
"Next thing you know, he'll be claiming 
vandalism as a victory for the depart- 

Co-frontrunner Premo was also 
critical of An, whom he sees as his lone 
challenger after wiping out hopefuls 
John Taylor of Political Science and 
Steven Cades of Sociology. Taylor, who 
claimed he had "Big Mo" behind him 
after early victories in the polls, was 
fading fast. And Cades, called by many 
the only "candidate of ideas" (his in- 
clude a 50-cent tax on all shots of Jack 
Daniels, which he says would curb 
drunken vandalism), remained the 
dark-horse in the race. 

So, as students rapidly approach an 
An-Premo showdown in '82, one dis- 
gruntled voter expressed a widely-held 
opinion: "I wouldn't be real happy with 
either one, but I don't really care, as 
long as the same guy doesn't get It 

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In praise of older men 

I've had it. 

I noticed In a recent issue of this so- 
called "newspaper" that many seniors 
have been critical of our President for 
showing the initiative to acquire Com- 
mencement speaker Henry Wagner. 

Talk about ingratitude. 

Two guys named Will and Sagan 
can't make it, President McLain at- 
tracts the distinguished Dr. Wagner, 
and then all he gets in return is a lot of 


Henrietta Wagner 

Class of 1980 

For taking the initiative, he gets 

For doing his best, he gets grief. 

For going above and beyond the call 
of duty, he gets grief. 

Well I for one will do no such thing. 
I'll be there at Commencement May 
25th, and I'm looking forward to Dr. 
Wagner's address. In the meantime, 
I'm Just thankful we've got a speaker at 
all, thanks to the President. 

■Security Office stolen 

•Continued from page 1* 
cemetery undamaged. As far as the 
theft itself, Kendall said, "It was a new 
kid who left the keys in the office.. ..I've 
done it myself. Who the hell would have 
thought they would take it from right in- 
side the door?" 

Last night Assistant Dean of Students 
Ed Maxcy reported that Head of Securi- 
ty Steve Kendall had been stolen. 

Although there were no clues as to his 
whereabouts, he was found unconscious 
outside the Chestertown cemetery. 
When pressed for details Maxcy said, 
"It must have been a prank. He had 
$850 worth of equipment on him. It was 
some new kid who gave him the 
keys— hell, who would've thought they 
would've stolen him right out of the of- 

Newell found guilty in food fight case 

WC News Bureau 

Dr. J. David Newell, Associate Pro- 
fessor of Philosophy and faculty ad- 
visior to the WC Food Service, has been 
placed on Official Warning and fined 
$25 after the Student Jucidiary Board 
found him guilty of throwing food in the 

NewelPs eight-year-old son, Dave Jr., 
started it, said Newell. 

"Davey threw a lima bean at me, so t 
I flicked a french fry back," said 
Newell. "Next thing I knew, all those 
KA's were throwing things." 

Witnesses said that was when Assis- 
tant Food Service Director Jeff DeMoss 

came out, at which point Newell 
"started acting like he had nothing to 
do with the whole thing. ' ' 

DeMoss said he noticed several beans 
and a few fries in Newell's vicinity, 
however, and ordered the professor to 

"Revise revised SJB" 

After the trial, Newell said he would 
pay the line, but added he felt 
"wronged" by the system. 

"Those KA's are getting away with 
murder," he said, suggesting that he 
thinks the revised SJB needs further 




All items, including dan- 
skins, marked up to 
regular price, this week 



Carter, Commissiona decline 

Oriole shortstop Garcia to 
speak at '90 graduation 

WC News Bureau 

After failing to receive commitments 
from either President Carter or 
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra con- 
ductor Sergiu Commissiona, College 
President Joseph McLain has con- 
tracted Baltimore Oriole reserve short- 
stop Kiko Garcia to speak at Com- 
mencement exercises for the Class of 

"Carter said he wouldn't commit 
himself that far in advance, and Com- 
missiona said he's already agreed to 
speak at Harvard that year," explained 
McLain this week. "The high-quality 
speakers were going fast, so I grabbed 
Kiko while he was still available, 

The selection created some con- 
troversy since Commencement falls in 
the middle of Garcia's major league 
baseball season, but McLain says he 
already has a solution. 

"We'll just hold graduation during 
the All-Star break sometime in late Ju- 
ly," said the President. In the event 
that Garcia makes the All-Star team 
that year, McLain said the College may 
have to hold the ceremony "between 
games of a doubleheader" in order to 
accommodate the shortstop. 

The selection also caused a stir 
among several of the sixth graders who 
expect to graduate from Washington 
College in 1990. Said 11-year-old Ricky 
Higgins, "I don't know much about 
commencements, but I think the Presi- 
dent should have consulted with us 
before he made the choice." Higgins 
says he's given up any hope of changing 
McLain's decision, but he's continuing 
to work so that "this year's fifth- 
graders have a little more say when 
their turn comes next year." 

Despite Higgins' objections, 
however, a majority of his classmates 
seemed pleased with the decision. Said 
one, "Kiko's my favorite." 

Concerning Garcia's alleged difficul- 
ty with the English language, McLain 
says that too should be no problem. "I'll 
be giving Kiko private speech lessons 
until then," said the noted orator. 

Garcia, contacted this week, said he 
hadn't decided on a topic yet, but that it 
would probably have something to do 
with the Grand Old Game. "Baseball" 
said Garcia, "baseball been very, very 
good to me." 

Students say they have 
answer to campus thefts 

WC News Bureau 

A possible answer has been found to 
the thefts occurring on the College cam- 
pus over spring break, but the ensuing 
controversy has delayed the Student Af- 
fairs office in issuing an official state- 

Freshman Howard Hecht and Russ 
Schilling and Senior RA Jake Parr were 
all victims of thefts in the one-week 
vacation period. Hecht lost stereo 
equipment, his checkbook, and a life- 
size doll of Dolly Parton whille Schilling 
lost his typewriter, electric guitar, and 
his voice. 

In an interview this week Hecht said 
that he "came in the room last night 
and Russ was typing a paper. I asked 
him where he got the new typewriter, 
and before I got across the room he had 
thrown it out the window. ' ' Upon 
reaching the machine on the ground 
outside Hecht said he recognized it as 
the one that had been stolen from him 
weeks ago. He also said that Shilling 
had been typing a check. "He was very, 
very clever," Hecht said. "He typed my 


In a later interview Shilling said, 
"Don't listen to Howard. I went to the 
bathroom this momign and he was in 
the hall, calling up girls using my voice 
and playing my guitar. He thinks he can 
get away with anything." At that point 
Hecht entered the room. "You liar!" he 
said, "you stole my typewriter!" 

"Did not! "Said Shilling. 

"Did too." hollered Hecht. 

"Did not either!" Shilling shouted. 

"Oh yeah—" Hecht howled. 

Jake Parr, Resident Assistant of Dor- 
chester, says he found the criminal who 
stole his tape deck, stereo receiver and 
turntable. "I was in the gym the other 
day and I saw Bruce (Caslow, Parr's 
roommate) warming up for lacrosse, 
and he was pounding a punching bag," 
paunchy Parr reported, "and I realized 
it must have been he who punched the 
hole in my wall." Caslow only said, 
"what's going on? The guy's an RA, 
you'd think he'd be able to protect his 
own stuff. Pretty funny, huh?" 

••••♦ Phocus on Fotography < 

Do's and Don'ts 

WC News Bureau 

After our series last semester on how 
to take your own pictures, several of 
our readers wrote in to thank us for pro- 
viding them with everything in the 
world they needed to know about 
photography. We recently discovered, 
however, that we left out a few impor- 
tant details. Some of the "do's and 
don'ts" of taking your own pictures: 

•Close proximity to the subject you 
wish to shoot is Important. Unless you 
have a powerful zoom lens, your sub- 
ject should be in the same county. 

•Contrary to information coming out 
in some "slick" photography maga- 

zines recently, your camera need not be 
stored on top of the water tower over- 

•The angle Is important in sport 
photography. In lacrosse, for instance, 
try to position yourself somewhere in- 
side the goal in order to get the best 
angle on scoring opportunities. 

•When in the dark room, if several 
large young men in leather jackets 
walk out with your camera, don't i 
worry: they're probably just taking the 
film to the nearest Zepp Photo Center to 
be processed. 

Sergiy Commissiona, Baltimore, 
Md.— "Me... lam" 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Tue»day, April 1, 1960-Page 3 

Roving Reporter 


by WC News Bureau 
Photography by WC News Bureau 

Who do you think Is responsible tor 
delaying Commencement, campus 
thefts, the tennis team car accident, the 
stolen security car, Lance machine 
destruction, and attrition? 



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THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Tuwday, April 1, 1980-Page 4 

The Lacrosse Player 

Lacrosse is a strange sport to many. 
The following, from the March 19, 1955 
issue of the Elm, provide some keen in- 
sight into the old Indian game: 

Lacrosse is a cooperative team sport. 
It resembles soccer and football in that 
it is played on a long field with a center 
line and two goals at opposite ends of 
the field. Here lacrosse's resemblance 
to other sports ends. In other team 
games, the end line of the playing field 
sensibly coincides with the goal line, 
but in lacrosse, players may legally run 
around behind the goal or anyplace else 
they desire. 

The players live up to the Indian 
origin of the games. They carry 
weapons called sticks, wear long gloves 
like falconers' gauntlets, and don 
helmets as war bonnets. With fringes on 
the gloves, feathers on the helmets, and 
buckskin uniforms, they'd be real red- 
skins. They manipulate a small, hard 
ball around the field with these strange 
sticks, which are long wooden poles 
with rawhide pockets on one end. 

These athletes speak a strange 
language, babbling about "pick, 
crease, feed, face-off, and check". The 
last is an order for one man to quickly 
whack another with his stick. 

The men on the team race up and 
down the field like Olympic track stars, 
dismember as many opponents as 
possible, emit ferocious war whoops, 
and eventually hit the goalie with the 
ball. If they miss him, and the ball goes 
into the goal, they have scored a point, 
but the object of the game is to kill the 

The goalie's job is to get in the way of 
the ball and to broadcast a play-by-play 
description of the game. At half time he 
advertises Gillettee Blue Blades! 

The lacrosse player opens his eyes in 
the morning to gaze fondly upon his 
stick. At breakfast he talks about 
whether or not the field will be muddy 
that afternoon. During classes he 
doodles around his notes. He drinks 
quarts of milk and orange juice. At 
noon, table conversation concerns who 
will play first string that afternoon and 
how many guys will be back from the 

injured list. For his afternoon classes, 
the lacrosse addict dons his baggy 
sweat pants and sweat shirt and mar- 
ches to class nursing his precious stick 
under his arm. In rain or shine practice 
is held, and the mad lacrosse player 
runs miles and miles around the track, 
performs strenous exercises, and 
scrimmages (runs, shouts, and boats 
others to a pulp for several hours), 
Then he runs a few more miles of track 
and staggers exhausted to the gym. 

When the poor boy comes to dinner, 
he brings his sacred stick with him, and 
along with his food he digests plays, er- 
rors, and events of the day's practice. 
After dinner, when he associates with 
girls for the first time during the day, 
he makes stimulating conversation 
about what's wrong with the second str- 
ing attack, how to get around a certain 
defenseman, etc. The poor girl can't get 
a word in edgewise. (That kills her.) 

Curfew time for lacrosse players is 
10:30. but most girls who date them are 
excorted back to the dorm at 8:00 so 
that their boy friends can "really hit 
that sack and be ready for practice 
tomorrow!" One young lady was being 
excorted home from a formal dance at 
10:15 by a mid-fielder. Despite the fact 
that she had 1:00 permission and had 
danced only forty-five minutes, she had 
had a very pleasant evening until 
lacrosse entered the picture. At the 
door, the young athlete shook her hand 
vigorously and said, "I'd like to kiss 
you good-night, but I can't. I'm in train- 

No other game is so physically 
dangerous as lacrosse. At every prac- 
tice at least three men leave the field 
because of sprained joints, mild concus- 
sions, or exhaustion. The chronic 
ailments— weak ankles, shin splints, 
sore muscles, charley-horses, dis- 
located joints, and bruises— never 
cease. By the end of the season the 
whole team is held together by stitches 
and adhesive tape. 

That's the life of a lacrosse player. 
But despite all the agony there's 
something about the game that makes 
it well worth the trouble. See you at the 
first game! 


Vandals butter foosball machine 




The Coffee House foosball machine 
was vandalised late Wednesday night, 
and the vandals appear to have poured 
hot butter over the machine after 
destroying it. 

Coffee House manager Jake Parr 
reported a brisk business last night, 
despite the loss of he C-House's only re- 
maining attraction. Explained Parr: 
"We still have chairs." 

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Emmanuel relumed lired bul happy. He 
had come back to his village, Nyabihanga in 
Tanzania, afier accompanying his friend to 
the next village, seven miles distant, just to 
say goodbye. 

Walking 14 miles. Not many of us would 
make that kind of roundirip to say farewell. 
But. according to Maryknoll missioner Fr. 
Joe Healey. the custom of "sindikiza," or 
escort, is an old African custom — a witness 
to the core African value of maintaining rela- 

Father Healey reports that when friends 
come to visit in rural areas of Africa, the host 
will walk them half way back home as a 
gesture of respect and friendship. The 
amount of time spent, the personal discom- 

fort, the work left undone, all are secondary 
considerations. The person comes first. 

"The European or North American is job 
oriented, a methodical prisoner of his plan 
and his time," says Zairean Catholic priest. 
Benedict Kabongo. "In single-mindedly fol- 
lowing his plan, he cannot read"ily under- 
stand the African worker or driver who 
makes a detour to say hello to a friend or visit 
a relative. While the North American counts 
the time lost and the expense involved in the 
detour, the Zairois is happy to have used that 
time in what for him is of the essence — 
maintaining ties." 

During a vacation. Father Healey visited 
the Tanzanian Ambassador lo the United 
States whose daughter is a nun in Tanzania. 
It was a cold February afternoon, but when 
the priest prepared to leave, the ambas- 
sador's wife insisted on accompanying him 
to the car. He protested, but she said quietly. 
""It is our custom." Then she laughed -and 
told how her American friends say goodbye 
to heron inclement days. They peer through 
the glass panel in the front door and wave 
goodbye without stepping out into the cold. 

A white priest working in a black parish in 
Detroit told me about one of his home visita- 
tions. After bringing Holy Communion to an 
elderly sick man in his apartment, the man's 
wife insisted on walking the priest not only lo 
the front door of the apartment hoose, but 
the two blocks back to the rectory. She was 
living out the customs of her African roots. 
380-4 I'm Fr. Ron Saucci. 






This attractive high-rise, located in 
the rural setting of Chestertown, is 
now available for rent, having 
completed renovation of the 
Worcester and Wicomoco wings. 
Prices start at $350 per mo. 







Fussell: "There is 
only literary history" 


News Editor 

Anderson: "There has 
to be some feeling" 

News Editor 

"To bring out the truth in anything we 
must use the carriage of fiction." 

This statement by Dr. Paul Fussell, 
professor at Rutgers and author of The 
Great War and Modern Memory, sum- 
marized the basic theme of his lecture 
"The Fiction of Fact" given 
Wednesday night. Fussell, author of 
several other books and contributor to 
The New Republican, said that he 
agrees with Wright Morris, who says 
that "anything processed by memory Is 
fiction." This means, he said, that cer- 
tain types of writing such as corporate 
statements, military orders, speeches 
and legal arguments, while considered 
purely factual actually contain 
elements of fiction. 

Fussell said that while artistic poten- 
tial is only acknowledged In writing 
labeled fiction, he is interested in study- 
ing "factual" writing. He used as his 
example memoirs, more specifically 
memoirs of men in wars. Fussell said 
that this is an example of what author 
Vladimir Nabokov calls, "that delicate 
meeting place between imagination 
and knowledge." 

The two books which Fussell referred 
to were Edmund Blundon's Undertones 
of War and Robert Graves' Goodbye to 
All That. He said that decades after 
these books were written American 
writer Kurt Vonnegut, when attempting 
wo write about his own war experiences 
in what was to become Slaughterhouse 
Five, said that he thought he would only 
have to repeat what he had seen, "but 
found it impossible to do without an ar- 
tistic scheme." 

In Graves' book one can see the 
recurring images of poppies and roses, 
as well as larks and nightingales. 
Although other birds and flowers ex- 
isted, these were always mentioned. 
The reason for that, according to 
Fussell, is that soldiers borrowed the 
symbols used in English literature 

since as early as Chaucer. Fussell said 
that "we must marvel at the ability of 
the general public mind of constructing 
a symbolism for itself." 

Fussell said that Graves employed 
techniques from the theatre to 
delineate character, and that his 
dialogue was not paraphrased but 
reported verbatim, which Is obviously 
impossible. He also said that "critics 
have called it a direct and factual 
biography, but is is actually a satire. It 
exposes 70. of its characters as either 
knaves or fools." While he said that the 
book, if it were indeed pure fact, would 
be of some worth, It is more valuable 
because "its structure keeps it alive. It 
is not true in the documentary way." As 
a final word Fussell said that in the 
book "Graves is trying to create an ef- 

Fussell called Undertones of War a 
"true memoir. To Blundon both the 
countryside and the literature are 
equally alive." Fussell also said that 
the book helped to demonstrate that we 
use certain things to help us remember 
events. These notes, diaries, smells, 
tastes, etc. are all "intellectual 
metaphors and schemes. Without the 
schemes narrative recall cannot take 
place." He also said that we remember 
things in which situational irony oc- 
curs; that is, important instances in 
which we can imagine incidents taking 
a drastically different turn if only one 
thing had been different. 

Fussell said that we may conclude 
that "There can be no history, only 
literary history. Our knowledge of 
historical incidents msut be from the 
makers of plots. All documents have no 
greater truth function than other verbal 
modes (of recording events)." 

The hour-long lecture, attended by 
over 45 people, was sponsored by the 
Sophie Kerr Committee. 

Tuesday night the Sophie Kerr Com- 
mittee sponsored a lecture by noted 
playwright, screenwriter and novelist 
Robert Anderson. 

Anderson, whose talk was entitled 
"Writing for Performance," spoke 
about writing and his experiences 
working in the theater. Although 62, the 
author of Tea and Sympathy, I Never 
Sang for My Father, Double Solitaire, 
and other plays, has a strong, pleasant 
voice. He recounted endless anecdotes 
during his hour-and-a-half talk, and 
ended It with a short question and 
answer session. He said that after 
recently writing his first play In eight 
years, during which time he wrote 
novels, he once again discovered that 
"Playwrights are sentimental— we all 
love each other and want each other to 
succeed." He also said that despite his 
reputation and the success of his past 
plays, it is still as difficult for him to get 
a play produced as it would be for a 
younger playwright. 

During the talk he emphasized that 
although playwrights are often 
unknown to casual theatregoers, the 
cooperation between the producer, 
director, playwright and the actors is 
integral to the success of a play. He 
defined a writer In general as "a person 
who functions in a certain part of life, 
sees what has happened to him, and has 
the skill to communicate." He also said 
that while he is often tempted to sit 
down and write a farce or a play he ■ 
knows will be accepted commercially, 
he is only able to write about things 
which come from his emotions. "When 
I talk to new playwrights I say, 'What 
are you trying to express?'" he said. 
"There has to be some feeling." He said 
that this close relationship makes the 
communication from the writer to his 
audience "intimate." "Writing is ex- 
posing yourself," Anderson said, "but 
that doesn't mean that fiction is 

autobiography. There must be a leap of 
imagination." He added that while this 
was true for all fiction writing, screen- 
writing and playwrighting are very dif- 
ferent. "As a screenwriter, you are an 
employee," he said, whereas a play- 
wright, under the rules of the 
Dramatist's Guild, has total control 
over the production of his play. Ander- 
son's talk was filled with epigrams and 
quotes by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest 
Hemingway, Ingrld Bergman, Henry 
Fonda, John Steinbeck, and various 
other members of the writing and 
theatrical elite. When he Is most 
discouraged, however, Anderson said 
that he sits back and looks at a sign 
hanging directly over his desk which 
says simply, "Nobody ever asked you 
to be a playwright." 

New computer arrives 
two months early 

Junior-Senior Day 
"success" despite rainout 


News Editor 


Assistant Editor 

The Computer Center, once 
characterized by the tapping of 
keyboards and the machine gun-like 
spatter of the printer for the IBM 1130, 
is now filled with a great mechanical 

The humming comes from the new 
PRIME 550 computer which, according 
to Mathematics and Computer Science 
Department Chairman Richard Brown, 
arrived two months early. "It was in 
the middle of the floor in cardboard 
boxes, and the students couldn't get to 
the 1130," he said. "It was an impossi- 
ble psychological situation— they had to 
squeeze around the boxes, knowing 
'hey contained the new computer. Im- 

Brown proceeded to call the com- 
puter company in McLean, Virginia 
and found that to install the computer 
'he rug in one of the rooms in the Com- 
puting Center had to be replaced with 
linoleun to prevent problems with dust 
and static electricity. Also, a 230volt 
power line had to be installed. Brown 
said that Maintenance Director Ray 
Crooks put the power line in the same 
day he was made aware of the need for 
|t. and persuaded a local contractor to 
tostall the linoleum the very next day. 

Forty-eight hours later the system was 

Although there are one or two very 
minor problems, Brown calls the new 
computer, "A tremendous success." He 
said that in the afternoons and nights 
since students began using the machine 
(March 24) all six terminals have been 
filled, although the Center is much less 
busy in the early morning and evening. 
He also said that he is currently 
discussing the possibility of installing 
an additional terminal in one of the dor- 
mitories next fall, on what would be the 
"math floor." Several offices in the ad- 
ministration are also interested (in get- 
ting terminals)," he said, "it's only a 
matter of finding the money." He added 
that he feels the funds will be available, 
as "President McLain had done very 
well finding money for the new com- 

The only problem with the machine's 
early arrival is that Brown said he 
"didn't know everthing (he) needed to 
know about it" before it came. He ex- 
pressed his pleasure at having it work- 
ing so quickly after It's delivery, 
though: "I guess you could call It the 
Miracle on College Avenue." 

Over 180 juniors and seniors from 49 
Maryland high schools attended Junior- 
Senior Day last Saturday. The day was 
dampened, the lacrosse game versus 
Denison was cancelled due to rain. 

Director of Admissions Mickey 
DiMaggio, a former Washington Col- 
lege lacrosse coach, said, "I was ap- 
palled that the game was cancelled. I 
have played lacrosse in mud up to my 
ankles. I have played lacrosse in a bliz- 
zard. I know some of the townspeople 
were livid." 

DiMaggio said, however, that the 
cancellation did not interfere with the 
success of Junior-Senior Day. "I don't 
think it had an effect on the day, based 
on the response I got from the parents. 
They felt they learned a lot about 
Washington College and about colleges 
in general." 











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Invitations were sent to high school 
students who have made Inquiries 
about Washington College but who have 
not applied for admission. It was a 
"totally different group of peole from 
those who will attend Pre-Freshmen 
Day," according to Assistant Admis- 
sions Director Allison Miller. Pre- 
Freshmen Day, for high school seniors 
who have been accepted to the College, 
will be April 12. 

Events of the day included a 
Welcome in Tawes Theatre, seminars 
for each of the academic divi- 
sions—Humanities, Formal Studies, 
Socail Sciences, and Natural Sciences, 
tours of the campus in the rain, and a 
questlon-and-answer session with the 
Admissions staff and the Financial Aid 


Shoremen say they lost a win in Denison mix-up 



After blowing a seven-goal lead and 
ultimately losing 12-11 to Denison last 
year, the lacrosse team was looking for- 
ward to getting revenge this year. But 
heavy rains and what many players 
were calling "bad communication" 
were the only winners last Saturday 
when the re-match was cancelled due to 
poor playing conditions. 

"We feel absolutely positive we lost a 
win," said Shore Head Coach Bryan 
Matthews. The game cannot be made- 

It could, however, have been played 
in nearby Wharton that day, according 
to Matthews. 

As Matthews tells It , Athletic Direc- 
tor Ed Athey promised Denison Coach 
Tommy Thompson a verdict on the 
playing conditions within half an hour 
of their discussion at 9:30 Saturday 
morning. Matthews, having found the 
fieldunplayable here but dry enough in 
Wharton, was in touch with Thompson 
twenty-five minutes later, only to find 
that some Denison players had already 
left for home In Ohio. 

"Sitting here," said Matthews 
Tuesday, "it's hard to understand that 
their communication system is that 

Several Shore players said they felt 
Denison had "backed out" of the game, 
but Co Captain Tlmmy Hollywood said, 
"You can't really say that," pointing 
out that many relatives of Denison 
players had travelled from as far as 
Ohio and New York for the 1:30 p.m. 

"It really was a win, though" said 
Hollywood, "but now we don't play 
them unless we meet in the playoffs." 

Freshman Jeff KauHman put am one In, but the Shoremen came up one abort Wednesday against St. Lawrence. 
(Grabam photo 1 

Stickers lose in overtime, 13-12 


When me monsoon season hits the 
Eastern shore, It becomes unpredic- 
table for outdoor sports. Such was the 
case last Saturday when the Shoremen 
were to take on Dennison of Ohio. 

But Wednesday afternoon the Sho- 
men did host St. Lawrence. Although 
the day was beautiful, the outcome of 
the game was gloomy — St 
Lawrencel3,WC 12. 

The Shoremen were handed a defeat 
last year by a less than average team in 
Dennison. St. Lawrence seemed to 
freshen such memories. It was a simple 
matter of overconfidence. The Shore 10 
started the game very unsure of their 
opposition's potential. Washington 
banged a few goals in and realized the 
team was no match for its refined 

talent. From then on it was downhill. 
Washinton's dominance of the game 
had turned into St. Lawrence momen- 
tum and they were coming on fast. 

After the first quarter Washington 
established a lead, always leaving 
room for St. Lawrence to catch up. At 
the half WC led by a mere 3 goals, 6 to 3. 
Once the Shoremen collected their 
strategies at halftime they came out in 
the third quarter ready to play. This 
period was entirely dominated by the 
Shoremen except for one thing— goals. 
Offense, defense, groundballs, and time 
of possession all were controlled by WC, 
but they just couldn't get the ball in the 

By the fourth quarter, both halves of 
the field (offense and defense) were 

beginning to feel unsure of themselves, 
and it showed in their play. The defense 
did not dominate like they did earlier in 
the game. They were nearly reaching a 
point of intimidation simply because of 
a few let downs and cheap goals by St. 

The offense, after dominating one 
period, did a complete reversal in the 
forth quarter by not establishing any 
specific offense. There were a number 
of key extra-man opportunities but the 
power play could nt ot convert any. 

This left the end of the game ap- 
proaching with an unsure Washington 
team and a momentum-building St. 
Lawrence team. It took no gypsy to 
predict who wanted that game more. It" 
added another loss to WC's record, br- 

inging it to 1-3 on the season. 

If one error that the team made could 
have been remedied I'm sure it would 
have made a difference on the outcome 
of the game. The error wasn't on the 
field, nor in the score keepers books, 
nor in the officials. It was mentally 
within the players, before they ever set 
foot on the field. The Shore 10 were so 
confident in winning over a slouch team 
that they lowered themselves by play- 
ing into the hands of their opponents. 
The stickmen are approaching the 
heart of the season and have plenty 
more opportunities to show their 
stronger side that Washington followers 
know so well. This Saturday the 
Sho'men trave'l to Kutztown St. The 
next home game is Wednesday, April 9 
against Lehigh. 

Pitching leads Shoremen to 4-2 mark 

Most baseball experts agree that pit- 
ching is 70- of the sport, and after the 
first six games, it looks like this year's 
Shoremen nine are very strong in this 
area. Two weeks ago, WC opened their 
regular season with two tough losses to 
York College. Mark Naser pitched the 
first game and came away with a 3-2 
loss. All the York runs were scored in 
the first inning. However, Naser settled 
down and went on to pitch a fine game. 
The only problem with Naser's pitching 
was the fact that he got no bat support. 
Other than Rich Dwyer's two-run home 
run, the offense was virtually nonexis- 
tent. Unfortunately, this carried into 
the second game as Jim Corey received 
absolutely no support In a 2-0 defeat. 

This hitting problem changed 
drastically as the Shoremen opened 
their MAC season Sunday against 
Swarthmore College. WC humiliated 
Swarthmore 4-0 and 20-0. Dan Barbierri 
hurled a twohitter, holding a no-hitter 


Sports Editor 

until the sixth inning. Bill "Arch" 
Hooper pitched a no-hitter until the 
seventh inning when he finally gave up 
Swarthmore's only hit in the second 
game. Dwyer again led the offense with 
a grand slam homer in the second 
game— a fine start for the Shoremen in 
the MAC race. 

Last Wednesday WC hosted St. 
Mary's College as Mark Naser took the 
hill' for his second start. It looked like a 
re-run of the York game as Naser got 
himself into a bit of trouble in the first 
inning. However, he pitched his way out 
of it, allowing only one run. The 
Shoremen came back with two in the 
first when Tim Fagan walked and Rich 
Dwyer singled, This set up Bruce Ab- 
bott's RBI single, then Dwyer scored on 
a passed ball. In the second inning, Jim 
Corey opened with a walk and Rich 
Schatzman followed with a single. Cor- 
ey scored when he stole third base as 
the catcher's throw went in to left field. 

The game stayed 3-1 until the seventh 
inning when St. Mary's scored one to 
make the score 3-2. WC got an in- 
surance run in the eighth when singles 
by Fagan and Dwyer preceeded a 
sacrifice fly by Bruce Abbott. Naser 
was able to hold this lead and walked 
away with a 4-2 win, evening his season 

Wednesday, the Shoremen defeated a 
weak Washington Bible team, 26-6. The 
team got off to a fast start in the first in- 
ning, scoring eleven runs, Dwyer hit- 
ting his third home run of the season. 
Obviously, the game was never close, 
as Washington raised its record to four 
wins and two losses. 

WC travels to Haverford College 
tomorrow to play their second MAC 
doubleheader of the season. A sweep 
there could start the team toward an 
Mi! C title. 




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Volume 51 Number 22 

Hodson would be renovated 

SGA proposes student 
center to Board 



A scene from Ride A Cock Horse, playing tonight through Sunday In the Fine 
Arts Center. (Graham Photo). 

SGA plans Second Annual Luau 


The Second Annual Student Govern- 
ment Association Luav will be held next 
Saturday, April 12 in the Kent Quad. A 
host of activities are planned for the 

The Luau will get underway with a 
"Welcome Sunrise Bloody Mary 
Breakfast" at 5 A.M. All students are 
welcome to the breakfast and help roast 
the pig which will be served later in the 

The Hawaiian Steel Band will per- 
form authentic Hawaiian music from 3 

to 7 P.M. Dave Knowles and Jeff 
DeMoss from the Dining Hall will 
prepare Hawaiian dishes. Exotic drinks 
and a beer wagon will be available. 

A limbo contest will be held, and 
Washington College Natives will wear 
grass skirts. 

S.G.A. President Jay Young said, 
"The Luau was a success last year. 
This year we are putting even more ef- 
fort into it, and we hope to make it a 
tremendous event." 

"They seemed genuinely interested," 
said Student Government Association 
President Jay Young afterhis Commit- 
tee on Student Facilities last Friday 
presented to the Board of Visitors and 
Governors' Buildings and Grounds 
Committee a proposal to turn the base- 
ment of Hodson Hall into a student ac- 
tivities center. 

"It's a very solid and impressive 
plan, and it's hard not to agree with it," 
said Young of the proposal, which in- 
cludes a cost estimate, blueprints, and 
an artist's conception of the renovation. 

The Board's Budget and Finance 
Committee was expected to consider 
the proposal and Its more than $45,000 
preliminary cost estimate last Wednes- 

Young said he was "very optimistic" 
about the Financial Committee's con- 
sideration of the proposal. "I have no 
concrete reason to be so, but I have that 
feeling because it's been received so 
warmly by everyone, ' ' 

"No central place" 

The SGA's presentation last Friday 
came in response to a Buildings and 
Grounds Committee request for a de- 
tailed proposal for the long-sought after 
student activities center. Young, who 

offered both a written and oral presen- 
tation, told the Committee that "Right 
now on campus there's no real central 
place where people can get together 
and interact socially. 

"We really do need a place for social- 
izing. We think it might help the reten- 
tion problem, and it might also help Ad- 

Young said the major change would 
be a "restatement of the purpose of the 
snack bar." In the proposed renovation, 
the Coffee House would be expanded to 
include the snack bar, and hours for the 
multi-purpose operation would be ex- 
panded to weekends. 

The plan also includes a renovation of 
what is now the mail room area into a 
large-screen TV lounge. The office 
space adjoining the Coffee House would 
be remodeled into a game room. 

A Maintenance Department estimate 
placed renovations to the interior of the 
proposed center at just over $15,100. 
Estimates for demolition and some of 
the larger interior work brought the 
total cost to more than $45,000. 
The advantages 

The SGA's written summary of the 

Continued on Page 2 

Carter hopes to bring up SALT II after election, says official 



There must and will be a SALT II 
after Afghanistan was the message 
from State Department official Barry 
Schneider Tuesday night in Hynson 

A Foreign Affairs Officer at the US 
Arms Control and Disarmament Agen- 
cy of the State Department, Schneider 
told a group of about 75 that he has been 
explaining the SALT II treaty to the 
public for the past 15 months. Before 
the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan 

Schneider said delaying the treaty 
does not mean that "SALT II is not in 
the American interst. It was not a favor 
we did for the Soviets. 

"It is our intention to bring it up this 
year if the 67 votes (needed for Senate 
approval) look politically likely." 
Schneider added that this probalby will 
happen sometime after the November 

"You can see through a newspaper" 

Schneider attempted to describe the 

"If you're fifty miles away at midnight, there's enough light 
that you can see through a newspaper and feel the heat 

the day after Christmas, the Carter ad- 
ministration had hoped to gain Con- 
gressional approval of the treaty in 
January, said Schneider, "with an eye 
toopening SALT II negotiations 
sometime this summer." 

Policy re-evaluatlon 

But the intervention, said Schneider, 
"caused a tremendous re-evaluation" 
of US policy toward the Soviet Union, 
including a delay in consideration of the 
treaty, an embargo in US grain sales to 
the Soviets, and the threatened boycott 
of the Moscow Summer Olympics. 

"We have plainly served notice to 
them that we are quite shocked," siad 

impact of a nuclear explosion: "If 
you're fifty miles away at midnight, 
there's enough light that you can see 
through a newspaper and feel the heat 
in your body." 

Casualties in a first-strike nuclear at- 
tack, according to Schneider, "Would 
run intotens of millions, or perhaps hun- 
dreds of millions, in a matter of 

A large-scale nuclear war, however, 
is unlikely, said Schneider. "Perhaps 
the most likely kind of nuclear war 
would be between a Pakistan and an In- 
dia, or between a terrorist and a city. 
Probably least likely would be a sur- 
prise attack on the US by the Soviet 

Union. So long as there are logical 
leaders that is unlikely. 

"The need for a SALT II is to stop pro- 
liferation. Imagine a Khomeini with a 
nuclear weapon." 

Limits the Soviets 

The treaty not only helps the non- 
proliferation effort, said Schneider, 
"but it does put some limits on the 
Soviets," who he said might be able to 
double the number of nuclear warheads 
targeted on the US and its allies by 1985. 

"For those reasons, the Administra- 
tion thinks SALT II is in the American 
interest, said Schneider. "There is real- 
ly no alternative if you don't want an 
open-ended arms race." 

Schneider said that the treaty is not a 
"zero-sum game," in which one side's 
gain is another side's loss. "It's one of 
those rare occasions where both sides 

Brebznev still leader 

During a lenghty question-and- 
answer period, Schneider said Soviet 
President Brehznev has "proved him- 
self sympathetic to arms control. Clear- 
ly Brehznev is first among equals in the 
Politburo still. But he's a very old 73- 
year-old man. It's difficult to predict 
who will be next." 

Schneider also said Americans foster 
the perception that we are weak. "I 
think in this country we tend to talk 
from weakness too much. I think also 
that we set up the misperception by 
harping on our weakness." 

THE WASHINGTON CC '-KGE F.I. M-FTld»y. April ll.l9ao-Paae2 


Building up 

The concept of a student center is one that SGA President Jay 
Young has been pushing for and the Board has been receptive to 
all year. But, like U.S. Presidents and head coaches, we're urg- 
ing a "guarded optimism" for those expecting instant success. 

By Young's own admission, the current proposal is far from 
complete. The mechanics of turning the snack bar management 
over to the College must be worked out. Alternatives must be 
provided for the offices currently housed in the area to be 

But the biggest problem will be finding $45,000 in an already- 
completed budget. Last February when Vice-President for 
Finance Gene Hessey announced a $450 increase in student fees, 
he said the increase was as low as it was only because of some 
liberal estimates on endowment and annual giving earnings; we 
must assume that no additional funds can be found in the current 
budget for a student center. And past experience with the Hill 
Dorms' renovation should tell us that outside funding doesn't 
come easily. 

All this is not to suggest that there is anything wrong with the 
proposal— only that those looking for a student center by the end 
of the summer may be disappointed. The Board has been willing 
to endorse new ideas, at least verbally. We'll soon see how quick- 
ly, or whether, they will search for the money to back up that 

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News Editor Pete Turchl 

Sports Editor Rich Schatzman 

Fine Arts Editor Nick Nappo 

Photography Editor Jim Graham 

Business Manager/Copy Editor Charlie Warfleld 

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Nominating process for 
senior awards explained 


Assistant Editor 

The recipients of the George 
Washington Medal, The Clark-Porter 
Medal, and the Henry Catlin Medal 
were elected by the faculty Monday 
night. The award winners will be an- 
nounced at Commencement. 

The George Washington Medal is 
awarded to '"the member of the gradua- 
ting class who in the estimation of the 
President and Faculty shows the great- 
est promise of understanding and of 
realizing in his own life and work the 
ideals of a liberal education." 

The Clark-Porter Medal is awarded 
to the student whose character and per- 
sonal integrity "'have most clearly en- 
hanced the quality of campus life." The 
award was established by Charles 
Clark, a 1934 alumnus, in memory of 
Harry P. Porter, a 1905 alumnus. 

The Henry Catlin Medal is awarded 
to the "man in the senior class who is 
voted by the faculty to be outstanding in 
the qualities of scholarship, character, 
leadership, and campus citizenship." 

Before the final recipients of the 
awards are elected by the faculty dur- 
ing a faculty meeting, the Nominations 
Committee solicits recommendations 
from the senior class and the faculty. 
After obtaining information about each 
recommendation, the Committee 

Letter to the Editor 

Support the Shoremen 

Since my arrival in Chestertown last 
September, I've been extremely proud 
to be a part of the Washington College 
Lacrosse Program. Rarely in a small 
college setting, will one find such 
cherished tradition, exciting game per- 
formance, and a die-hard, vocal follow- 
ing of students, faculty, alumni and 
citizens of the surrounding community. 
Involved in the lacrosse tradition is the 
custom of enjoying a cold six-pack on a 
hot, sunny, spring afternoon. However, 
along with the privilege of drinking in 
public, comes the responsibility. I'm 
speaking of the post-lax game litter pro- 
blem. ' 

While we do not wish to judge the 
privilege of drinking at a lacrosse 
game, or any atheletic event, we do see 
a need to address the problems that 
arise from it. By and large WC fans are 
among the best in the country. Yet, at 
the end of every lacrosse game, the en- 
tire Kibler Complex appears a virtual 
dumping ground. This directlyaffects 

the image of the entire Washington Col- 
lege lacrosse program, its players, and 
its coaches. 

The Student Body as a whole should 
feel fortunate that they are permitted to 
drink during the games. After four 
years of varsity performance at a col- 
lege of similar size and accreditation, I 
have yet to find a school whose policies 
on drinking beer or alcoholic beverages 
at outdoor athletic events been as le- 

The lacrosse team appreciates the 
loyal support you have shown thus far, 
this season. We are working hard to 
continue brunging you an exciting 
brand of lacrosse. In return, we are 
hoping for your cooperation in placing 
your empty bottles and cans in the 
trash cans provided. With your help we 
can boost the image of the Washington 
College lacrosse program, asseen by 
the faculty and community. 

Support the Shoremen— Keep Kibler 

Scott Allison 
Assistant Lacrosse Coach 

Goodfellow recovering from operation 


Professor of History Guy Goodfellow 
is recovering from an operation per- 
formed at John Hopkins last Wednes- 
day for a detached retina. 

Goodfellow is in good health, but will 
remain at home for the rest of this sem- 
ester until his eye heals. 

Each ofGoodfellow's three courses 
will have a separate replacement: 
Associate Professor of Physical Educa- 
tion Tom Finnegan; Dr. Marilyn 
Larwv, who has taught at the Universi- 
ty of Md. for ten years; and Rich 
Streiner, a Ph.D candidate from U.M. 

student center 

•Continued from page 1* 

proposal outlines "advantages that 
render ( each room ) to be both practical 
and necessary." The Coffee House 
"needs desperately to be enlarged and 
improved as it is such a vital part of the 
social life of the campus," states the 
summary. "How can a facility thats 
maximum capacity is approximately 
125 service the needs of 700?" The 
renovated Coffee House would, accor- 
ding to the summary, house lectures, 
dances, concerts, and movies. 

Expansion of the snack bar area 
would increase revenues, which could 
then be reinvested m the student 
center, in the proposal. It would also 
provide more student job opportunities 
because the facility, according to the 
summary, would be a "student opera- 

tion administered, managed, and su- 
pervised by students." 

The summary also states that the 
proposed gameroom's "most attractive 
aspect ... is that while a much needed 
service is provided, large revenues are 
also generated." 

The proposed TV lounge would serve 
a dual purpose as both a television 
room and an extension of the Coffee 
House area. 

Committee questions included con- 
cerns for vandalism and the availabili- 
ty of student assistance. But, Commit- 
tee Chairman Arthur Kudner said, "I 
think (the Committee) looks favorably 
upon such a plan." 

Said Young: "There are just so many 
advantages that it's hard not to like it." 

makes a single nomination for each 
award at the meeting. 

Chairman of the Committee Dr. 
Richard Brown said, "The faculty then 
may make a nomination, provided that 
the person has already been recom- 
mended. The faculty discusses the nom- 
inations and votes. The Committee 
makes nominations, but not the final 

"We try to find out as much informa- 
tion as we can about each recommenda- 
tion." The Committee obtains informa- 
tion about each recommendation from 
the Student Affairs Office, the Regis- 
trar, and every member of the stu- 
dent's major department. 

The Nominations Committee consists 
of three members of the faculty who are 
elected by the faculty for a term of two 
years. A chairman is appointed by the 
President of the College from among 
the three elected by the Faculty. Chair- 
man of the Mathematics and Computer 
Science Department Dr. Richard 
Brown is Chairman of the Committee 
this year. The other members are 
Susan Tessem. Chairman of the Art 
Department, and Assistant Professor of 
Political Science Dr. John Taylor. Next 
year, Chairman of the Chemistry De- 
partment Dr. Frank Creegan will serve 
as Chairman of the Committee. 




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Meeting every 
Monday at 7 p.m. 
in our office in the 
basement of Hod- 


Sophie Kerr Collection on exhibit in library 


News Editor 

The door to the Sophie Kerr room in 
the Clifton E. Miller Library pushes 
open in absolute silence as only a result 
of modern engineering could. The 
room, used occasionally for meetings of 
the Board of Publications and lectures 
sponsored by the Sophie Kerr Commit- 
tee, has the atmosphere of a bell jar; as 
the door shuts one immediately checks 
to make sure it hasn't locked, preserv- 
ing him inside along with countless rare 
books, documents, and pictures. 

We have a reason for being here. 
Miriam Hoffecker, Assistant Circula- 
tion Librarian, called us to say that 
there would be a Sophie Kerr Collection 
open house April 15 9 to 4 p.m. This 
means that everyone— students, 
teachers, members of the communi- 
ty—is welcome to browse through the 
collection, which is usually y kept in a 
series of locked glass cabinets which 
cover two of the walls. Hoffecker also 
tells us that the room contains 
everything in the library's "Maryland 
collection," old and rare books, books 
and documents written by alumni and 
professors over the years, and books 
Sophie Kerr's writings and personal 
library. No one seems to know off hand 
how many Sophie Kerr wrote, but we 
are assured that the library has "the 
largest collection of her writings 
anywhere— and she was prolific." We 
are also told that the open house is 
merely a formal invitation; the room is 
always available to patrons of the 
library simply by requesting the keys to 

the door and the cabinets. 

It is those keys we hold now as we 
open the first cabinet inside the door. 
The room itself seems somewhat 
hostile, but as the cabinet opens an old, 
light brown volume virtually jumps into 
our hands. Carefully, like one trapped 
in a cemetery, we open it. It is, ap- 
propriately, the very first Issue 
olParley's Magazine For Children and 
Youth, dated March 16, 1833. Its very 
first words are: 

// a stranger were to knock at your 
door, and ask some favor, you would 
first took him in the face, and then 
decide whether you would grant it or 
not. Now I, Parley's magazine, am a 
stranger. I come before the reader, and 
like him who knocks at your door, I ask 
you to take me in. 

And we do. More at ease, we find in 
the same cabinet as Parley's Magazine 
The Life of Catherine II published in 
1802, all three volumes of The Decline 
and Fall of the Roman Empire, and an 
1801 edition of Memoirs of the Reign of 
George 111. Duly impressed, we lock the 
cabinet and go on. A slim volume 
wedged between two short, fat books 
claims our attention. It is a handwritten 
copy of Lectures by Dr. Lyman At- 
water on the Sciences of Logic and Men- 
tal Philosophy. The books near it range 
from other works on philosophy to the 
complete works of Lord Byron. The 
very thinnest book we see is anAppen- 
dix of Epigramsby Robert Herrick, 
with a note warning us that 

Herrick's coarser epigrams and 
poems are included in ta/sAppendix. A 
few decent, but somewhat pointless, 
epigrams have been added. 
Honesty, no doubt, of an earlier century. 

Written with somewhat the same 
sense of humor is a large book entitled 
Characteristics of Women which we 
thought would help us with our campus 
social life until we realized that it was 
written by none other than a member of 
that very species. Two of the most 
beautiful books we found were Oliver 
Goldsmith's Poetical Works and The 
Complete Works of William 
Shakespeare , both of which feature 
gold-tinted pages and pictures, though 
the latter collection boasts specifically 
of and finely executed steel 
engravings, chiefly portraits in 
character of celebrated American ac- 
tors, drawn from life, expressly for this 

A glass case in one of the walls con- 
tains various letters from College of- 
ficials as well as one document which 
spans the bridge of time— a list of un- 
paid tuitions from 1800. 

An unexpected find was the works of 
James M. Cain, whose father {James 
W. Cain) was once President of the Col- 
lege. The younger Cain attended the 
school in the early 1900's and went on to 
write several books, and several of 
them have been translated into 
Spanish, French, German, and, as far 
as we could tell, Chinese. One of the 

volumes, The Root of His Evil, was 
translated Into L'amour di Carrie, 
which has a buxom, Anglo-Saxon blond 
open-mouthed on the cover. Cain was 
born in Annapolis but moved to Califor- 
nia where, according to his 
biographical sketch, he "has written 
novels and done moving-picture work." 

The highlight of the collection for the 
College is, of course, the work of Sophie 
Kerr, the prolific author who published 
books and short stories, had her books 
serialized in leading women's 
magazines, and who says in a note in As 
Tall As Pridethat, 

The human and animal characters of 
this book are entirely fictitious and any 
similarity to actual people, cats or 
horses is purely coincidental." There 
are over 20 volumes of Kerr's work In 
the Collection, and over 50 books by 
Cain. All of the books, after all, are 
much more accesible than we had ex- 
pected. There \sThe British Plutarchy, 
published in 1776, and John Barth's 
Sot weed Factor and many in between. 

We lock the last cabinet, realizing 
that we have skipped over the vast ma- 
jority of the Collection. The books have 
stayed bound, inviting.walting to be 
read, some of them, for over one- 
hundred and fifty years. As the door sw- 
ings into place— whispering against the 
carpet, now that we listen for it —and 
we lock the room behind us, we know 
that friends like Parley's MagazInewiW 
remain for a while to come, probably 
long after we have gone. They will be 
waiting there Tuesday. 

Roving Reporter 

Declaring majors 

Question: What have you chosen to ma- 
jor in and why? 

Photography by RICK ADELBERG 

Russ Haines, Cherey Hill, NJ, 

International Studies with a minor in 
Economics— International Studies is a 
broad background in a lot of areas. 
Economics gives somewhat of a 
business background which is what I 
might go into. 

Leslie Lighton, Pa, 

Sociology— I plan to go into a 
technical communication field even- 
tually. I was a theatre major until Dr. 
Segal left. 

Steve Monroe, Basking Ridge, NJ, 

English— It's why I came here; WC is 
supposed to have a good English 

Dorothy Schwarz, Severna Park, 

Biology— because that's what I want 
to major in; its what interests me. 


Christina Ragonesi, Long Island 

Economics— it's more practicalper- 
taining to the business world. 

Bill Camp, Farmingdale, NY, 

Art— It's something I've been into for 
a long time; it seems to suit me most. 

Anne Kelley, Allentown, Pa, 

Sociology— I want to go into social 

Edward Soye.i, Nigeria, 

Biology— because I have interest in 
the course. 



t-Frfctov. April 11. 1W0-PM6 4 

Shoremen even record with Kutztown, Lehigh victories 


The last two outings ot the Shore 10 
proved to be positive ones, as they 
trounced Kutztown State and Lehigh 
University. Coming off two straight 
tough defeats from Johns Hopkins and 
St. Lawrence, WC was in desperate 
need of a win. Their upset loss to St. 
Lawrence had depleted a once strong 
and confident team. These last two vic- 
tories may, however, become a catalyst 
for an even better and stronger 
Lacrosse unit. 

The long bus ride to Allentown, Pa, 
home of Kutztown St., was not a 
premonition of the type of ride back. A 
victory always makes that latter trip 
easier and that's exactly what the 
stickmen accomplished. 

This game was, to say the least, a 
must-win for the Shoremen, at the time 
sporting a 1-3 record. 

Kutztown was the type of team that 
had a few good individuals but lacked 
team depth. This was evident in the lat- 
ter part of the game when WC's well- 
conditioned club pulled away from bat- 
tered and exhausted Kutztown. Our 
physical strength showed on ground 
balls, which we won 61-36; shots, 46-26; 
and face-offs. 13 out of 21. The extra- 
man special team is Improving and up- 
ped its percentage by getting 2 goals out 
of 5 opportunities. 

The outstanding players of the game 
for Washington were Jeff Kauffman 
with 3 goals, 2 assists, Paul Hooper 3 
goals 1 assist, and Billy Hamill, 2 goals 
and 1 assist. Ben "Bear" Tuckerman 
received player ot the game honors for 
scoring 2 goals and for being consistent 
on faceoffs and ground balls. Bruce Wl- 
nand had an excellent game, mat'- - 



Leigh University visited Chester/town 
on Wednesday for the Stickmen's se- 
cond game in a week. Their team is 
known for its size and speed, so the 
Sho'men practiced hard for a physical 
and fast game and it payed off in vic- 
tory. WC dominated the game from the 
very first faceoff and Leigh was never 
in contention. The important factor of 
this game was that the Sho'men were 
consistent, playing well the entire 
game. A few times, mistakes occurred 
and it cast our team goals offensively 
and defensively. But it never got the 
ream down and they went right back to 
playing good lacrosse. 

Lehigh, like Kutztown, was not a 
deeply-talented club. They had cer- 
tainindividuals who were good, and the 
teamwas potentially capable of beating 
WC. But as mentioned before, the key 
was consistency. Capitalizing on their 
mistakes, and eliminating ours, put 
more goals on the home side of the 
scoreboard. The extra man unit is still 
not where it should be in getting only 2 
goals out of 10 opportunities. There was 
good movement and the plays were run 
well but theball couldn't be put in the 
goal. The offense also moved very well, 
giving them the opportunity for 42 
shots. This gave the team a lot of trou- 
ble in Us St. Lawrence defeat, but they 
appear to be running plays smoothly, 
and, more importantly, scoring goals 
from them. 

Lehighs goals came when the defense 
broke down and got away form funda- 
mentals. Too many goals came from 
fast-break situations where defense- 
men were caught too far away form the 


Chris Cox sneaks In one of bis four goals Wednesday In the Shoremen's 13-8 
win over Lehigh. (Adelberg photo) 

goal. This is a fundamental mistake 
and can only be corrected corrected by 
concentration and eliminating mental 
breakdowns. This applies to the 
number of penalties as well. Lehigh 
scored 4 of its 8 goals on extra-man op- 
portunities (4 of 11 extra-man goals). If 
the penalties are cut down the goals 
they score will obviously go with it. 

The players who contributed the most 
in its win are Paul Hooper, 2 goals, 5 
assists; Dickie Grieves, 1 goal, 4 
assists; and Chris Cox with 4 goals. The 
consistency of Lecky Haller , Willie Her- 

ring and Frank Felice also provided the 
team with those two victories. Jim 
Bradley and Ray Cameron added con- 
siderably to the defense. Bruce Winand 
had another excellent game, making 10 
saves in a little over 3 quarters. 

The Sho'men are sporting a two- 
game winning streak and look to in- 
crease it to 3 tomorrow against 
Delaware. The University of Delaware, 
a Division I team, only squeaked by WC 
last year by a couple of goals in the last 
few minutes of play. 

Shoremen sweep one, lose another in doubleheader action 


The Shoremen dug a hole for 
themselves last Saturday by dropping 
an important MAC doubleheader at 
Havertord College. Figuring on a split 
at the very worst, Athey's team must 
now look to sweep a tougher conference 
opponent like Ursinus of Hopkins. The 
losses, by scores of 5-4 and 2-1, give 
WashingtonCollege a 2-2 record in con- 
ference play. 

Fireballing redhead Arch Hoopes 
took the loss in the first game. After 
getting in trouble with 2 first-inning 
walks, Hoopes proceeded to surrender 4 
runs on a 2-run single and a 2-run 
homerun before he could get the final 


Four homeruns, all solo shots, 
enabled the Sho'men to get back into 
the game. Rich Dwyer and Chris Kiefer 
clubbed back-to-back homers in the top 
of the second. Dwyer added his second 
a couple of innings.later, giving him 5 of 
the year. And Rich Schatzman cracked 
his first of theyear in the top of the 
seventh. Normally, offensive power 
like this would assure a win with 
Hoopes on the mound, but an unearned 
run in the sixth, resulting from catcher 
Glenn Gillis' throwing error, sealed the 
win for Haverford. 

The second game was over with 

Track team alters schedule 
to match low turnout 

quickly as the Shoremen bats fell silent 
in the clutch. Right-hander Ban Bar- 
bierre went the distance allowing only 2 
runs and was saddled with his first loss. 
The Sho'men were missing the big inn- 
ing all day due largely to the inability of 
the lead-off men to get on base. Schatz- 
man, Tim Fagan and Bruce Abbott all 
had problems at the plate, leaving 
Dwyer and Keifer with no one to knock 

Tuesday's doubleheader sweep of 
UMES got WC back on the right track. 
Eratic pitching by the visiting UMES 
team led to a 20-6 rout by the Shoremen 
in game one. Winning pitcher Bar- 
bierri, in relief of Mark Naser, helped 
his own cause by knocking in a couple of 
runs with a pair of hits, including a 
booming double off of the "snow-fence 

monster in left. 

Game two on Kibler Field saw some 
good pitching by Jim Corey and timely 
hitting by his teammates in 3-2 win. Ab- 
bott singled in the fourth inning, stole 
second, and scored on Kiefer's single up 
the middle. Kiefer moved all the way 
aroung to third on a series of bad 
throws and freshman Kevin Beard- 
pulled off a squeeze buntto plate him 
with run number two. UMES later tied 
the game with two unearned runs, but 
the Sho'men pulled it out in the sixth 
when a bases loaded walk pushed 
across the winning run. 

The Shoremen are now 7-4 on the 
season. The next home game is Satur- 
day at 1 p.m. against Farleigh Dickin- 
son University of Madison, New Jersey. 


Due to a seeming lack of interest in 
running. Coach Don Chattelier is not 
overly optimistic about the future of 
this year's track team. With only eight 
people on the team and seventeen track 
and field events, there is really no 
realistic way thathe could be optimistic 
when talking about track at the team 

The low trunout gave rise to some 
changes in this year's schedule. Dual 
meets were eliminated because Wash- 
ington College's eight runners could not 
possibly do well against some other 
team that could have as many as thirty 
members. This presented a problem for 
the Sho'men because each team has to 
meet a specific track team require- 
ment: that is, they have to enter into a 
certain number of dual meets in order 
toqualify for the championships and the 
Penn Relays. "Chatty" applied for and 

received, however, a special waiver in 
order to forego this requirement and 
still be able to have the team run in the 
championships. So this year, the team 
will be running in open track meets. 

This year's team features sophomore 
Guy Sylvester, defending conference 
champ in the 400 meters and the mile 
relay team, which finished fourth last 
year out of twelve teams in the Penn 
Relays. Other members on the team 
are Ron Wright, Doug Brown, and Ber- 
nie Kelley. Running the 800 meters is 
Dan Beirne. In the 100 and 200 meter 
races is Richard Amirikian and Peter 
Northrop. Jeff Lucas is in the 10,000 
meters. The lone weight man, specializ- 
ing in the shot-put, is Jim Hibbert. 

The team's first big test will come 
tomorrow, when they enter the Messiah 
College Invitational with sixteen other 


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'Miss D': "I'll leave' 

Proposed student center stirs controversy 



The Student Government Associa- 
tion Monday night passed a motion 
endorsing the proposed student 
center, after defeating a motion that 
would have abolished a petition 
designed to show student support for 
the center. 

In the wake of the SGA's meeting, 
snack bar manager Ruth Dickerson 
said Tuesday she will resign at the 
end of May. "I don't want to go," 
she said, "but I don't think (the 
students) want me here." 

Controversial change 

The controversy surrounding the 
snack bar and the SGA-circulated 
petition arose following the SGA's 
presentation to the Board's Buildings 
and Grounds Committee of plans for 
the proposed renovation of the Hod- 
son Hall basement. 

The major change in the proposal, 
SGA President Jay Young told the 
Committee, would be a "restatement 
of the purpose of the snack bar," In 
the proposed renovation, the opera- 
tion of the Coffee House and the 
snack bar would be combined under 
the College. 

Objections to student operation 

SGA Social Chairman Bill Baldwin 
voiced the loudest objections to the 
proposal at Monday's meeting. "The 
Coffee House is losing money, and if 
you put students in Miss D's, you'll 
lose money. You're crazy to give 
students another thing when we're 
losing money year after year in the 
Coffee House." 

But Young said the expanded 
operation would not be solely 
student-run. "It's a hard thing to 

say, butthis thing could not be run by 
students. It would be run the way the 
food line is, the way the dishroom 

Baldwin also objected to a petition 
circulated among students earlier 
this week endorsing the proposal. 

But Young said the petition was 
necessary because "the Board kept 
asking for a reassurance that this 
was in fact a proposal from the stu- 
dent body, not just my idea." 

Baldwin's motion to abolish the 
petition was defeated, 16-5. 

Snack bar opens late 

When the snack bar opened more 
than two hours late Tuesday morn- 
ing, Dickerson's daughter, Sharon 
Hurd, said, "Miss D didn't want me 
to open. She was too upset, because 
she didn't think the kids trusted us." 

Hurd said she's "all for a student 
center. They do need what they're 
asking for. Jay's been in to talk to us 
about it, and we want to work with 

Hurd added, however, she thinks 
the situation's been handled "poorly. 
Alot of kids had the Idea they were 
just going to take over the whole 

But Hurd said that was not the 
case, and, although she thinks the 
proposal needs work, "We will work 
along with them." 

Dickerson, however, maintained 
that she plans to leave at the end of 

"I don't want to leave," she said, 
"but I don't want (the students) to 
think I've cheated them." 

As the proposed student center (see above blueprint) went to the Board (or 
approval, a Joint meeting of the Buildings and Grounds and Finance Com- 
mittees had been cancelled due to controversy surrounding the Issue, and 
SGA President Jay Young said the proposal now faces "an unneccesarily 
difficult fight due to a group of students who nave seized what Is a peripheral 


Forty-one German measles cases reported 

A sore throat, swollen glands, 
headaches, stiff joints, a fever, and, 
most of all, a dark red rash are all 
symptoms of rubella, currently at 
epidemic proportions on campus. 

Approximately 41 students have or 

Elm Editor chosen 

The Board of Publications Tuesday 
selected sophomore Virginia Kurapka 
as Editor-in-Chief of the Elm for next 
year, and delayed a decision on the 
editorship- of the Pegasus until 

Kurapka was one of two applicants 
for the Elm editorship. There was 
one applicant for editorship of the 

News Editor 

have in the last 3 weeks had the disease 
also known as German measles, ac- 
cording to the College Health Service. 
While rubella is not particularly harm- 
ful for most people, it can cause severe 
congenital defects in babies if the 
mother contracts the disease within the 
first three months of pregnancy. The 
severity of these birth defects make 
any rubella epidemic potentially 

German measles are highly con- 
tagious and can be passed simply by 
coming near someone who has the 
disease. The reason that it spreads so 
quickly is that a carrier can spread the 
disease from a week before the rash 
(which usually lasts approximately 3 
days) appears until a week after It 
leaves. Also, someone who has already 
had the disease or who has been in- 

oculated can still act as a carrier while 
not actually suffering from the disease 

Inoculation does prevent contraction 
of the disease in a very high percentage 
of cases. College Doctor Gottfried 
Baumann says that only 78 students at- 
tended the inoculation clinic this past 
Monday morning ( See box ) . The 
disease will in all probability not stop 
circulating until everyone who has not 
had it or who has not been protected 
against It contracts it. For this reason it 
is in the students', the community's, 
and all others with whom members of 
the College community come in con- 
tact, best interests that the disease be 
stopped as quickly as possible, says 

Recent epidemics include an out- 
break at the Naval Academy two years 

ago, a mild outbreak in Maryland col- 
leges last year, and the last major 
rubella epidemic in the United States In 
1964, during which over 25,000 children 
were born blind, retarded, or with other 
birth defects. __ 


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Raindate: Saturday 




Strictly Business 

Students this week demonstrated a remarkable facility for 
disregarding their own best interests. With a $45,000 student 
center hanging in the balance, many seemed less concerned with 
the availability of funding than with who will cook the ham- 
burgers at the snack bar if the center is built. 

Contrary to what one student writes this week, the SGA has a 
perfect right to "question the business practices of a facility 
leased and run by what they have themselves called an outside 
interest," particularly when the outside interest in question 
resides on College property. 

Letter to the Editor 

"An affront to Miss D" 

In light of the recent furor concerning 
the renovation proposal for the base- 
ment of Hodson Hall, we wish to ex- 
press our solid support for what the 
SGA Is trying to accomplish. It is clear 
to us that a less dingy student lounge 
would significantly contribute ot the 
resolution of the College's problems 
with the attraction and retention of 

We feel, however, that the plan is an 
affront to Mrs. Ruth Dickerson. "Miss 
Dee" has operated the College snack 
bar for 27 years, and has become an in- 
stitution in the process. Along the way, 
she has assisted many a student in need 
with loans or credit, and we feel that to 
throw her out would be an Incredible ex- 
ample of ingratitude. 

We hope that this has been an error of 
omission, rather than one of commis- 
sion, but either way it Is plain that Mrs. 
Dickerson 's contribution have been 
overlooked. We counter-propose that 
she be included in the new student 

center, along with the up-graded fur- 
nishings and the new floor plan pro- 
posed by the SGA. The inclusion of her 
managerial skills will prevent a decline 
of services which has occurred in the 
Coffee House since the departure of the 
founding managers. 

Most importantly, let us proceed on 
this matter one step at a time. Perhaps 
this proposal was spring upon people 
too quickly. The acts of some elements 
of the student body, such as the theft of 
the (unanimously approved) Talbot 
House petition from Jay Young's room, 
seem to indicate a rashness and irra- 
tionality on the part of those in the 
arena of meaningful change. We feel 
that a compromise solution, such as 
that which we have proposed, is at- 
tainable, and we urge the student body, 
as well as the powers that be, to for- 
thrightly consider it. 

Sincerely yours, 
The Brothers of Lambda Pi Delta 

Let's get the student center first 

This Saturday, the College Board of 
Visitors and Governors will meet to 
decide whether to appropriate funds for 
the renovation of the basement of Hod- 
son Hall into a new student center. The 
proposal of this renovation was drawn 
up by the Student Facilities Committee 
of the SGA, and has already been ap- 
proved by the Student Senate and the 
Alumni Council. Some members of the 
College community, however, ap- 
parently have reservations about the 
practicality and the ethics of this pro- 

As to the practicality of the renova- 
tion as proposed, the fact is that the pro- 
posal is not cut and dried. Modifications 
or alterations have not been ruled out 
by anyone. Certainly, no one would 
disagree that the proposed student 
center would be superior to the existing 
facilities, even if the proposal now 
before the Board has to be com- 
promised in some ways. 

The question has also been raised 
about the propriety of replacing Miss D 
and the present snack bar staff. As 
stated before, the provisions of the pro- 
posal are not yet definite. Whether Miss 
D will continue as proprietor of the 

snack bar, or students will take over its 
control, or possibly a combination of 
the two, is not the question before the 
Board. Rather, the Board is deciding 
whether to allocate funds for a student 
center, or to leave the basement of Hod- 
son as it is. This decision should not 
hinge on who runs the snack bar. 

Besides these questions, there are 
other benefits to the students and to the 
College, that would come of the student 
center. Regardless of who eventually 
runs the snack bar, there will be an in- 
crease of student jobs on campus. Also, 
a new student center would be attrac- 
tive to prospective students. Although 
this is not a concern to many students 
here, it is an important consideration, 
and one that should not be overlooked 
by the Board, Finally, any improve- 
ment in student facilities is bound to im- 
prove individual students' attitudes 
toward the school, and the overall cam- 
pus atmosphere. 

We hope the Board will allocate the 
necessary funds for the student center, 
and that students will take advantage of 
and appreciate this opportunity to im- 
prove the campus. 

Tim Connor 

Larry Stahl 

Editor In Chief Geoff Garinther 

S 8slst 5 n . t .. Edltor Katherine Streckfus 

NewsEditor PeteTurchl 

Spofts Editor RichSchatzman 

Fine Arts Editor NickNappo 

Photography Editor jl m Graham 

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A sentimental interest in retaining the current management of 
the snack bar means little in what is ultimately a business deci- 
sion—something even Ruth Dickerson recognizes. The current 
management should be retained if it proves best-suited for the 
type of operation proposed— not because of simple tradition or 

A real cause for student fervor would be the Board's failure 
tomorrow to back up its verbal commitment to improve the 
quality of student life. The snack bar issue is a small tempest in 

Railroading Ruth 

I am thoroughly and completely 
disgusted with the SGA's actions of 
Monday night. After attending the 
meeting— at which I was not allowed 
to either join the discussion or vote 
on the question involved because I 
am not a senator— several points 
came to mind regarding the proposed 
renovation of the Hodson hall base- 

The SGA as a student organization 
has made great strides within the 
last year in improving the quality of 
student life, yet as a student 
organization does it have a right to 
question the business practices of a 
facility leased and run by what they 
have themselves called an outside in- 
terest? Do they have any kind of 
ethical right to attempt to move a 
business which has been in operation 
solely to serve students for two 
decades and which has become a 
Washington College tradition? 
Senator Dorsey equated the decision 
to the moving of Ye Olde Cof- 
feeshoppe downtown, when the owner 
of a lease told a business it had to 
move, yet the situation here is 
violently different. As students we 
may say we own the school because 
we pay tuition but we do not own 
Miss D's lease— the College and its 
administrators do and they are the 
ones who should make such a deci- 
sion—or even begin to consider 
it— independent of SGA influence. 

The original Student Center pro- 
posal, as I understood it, included on- 
ly the lower half of the Hodson base- 
ment—only area which presently 
houses student run operations and of- 
fices. Nothing was said about Miss 
Dee's. Was it ethical for that Com- 
mittee to have gone not only behind 
Miss Dee's back but also to have 
flaunted parlimentary procedure by 
circulating a petition for student ap- 
proval of an action before that peti- 
tion was approved by the SGA as a 
whole? True, quite a few members of 
the Senate were involved with the 
Committee in some way but they did 
not constitute a quorum. Therefore, 
not only an ethical but a procedural 
question is raised. 

Beyond the question of an SGA 
takeover of Miss Dee's is the ques- 
tion of the sheer feasibility of a stu- 
dent run operation as it has been 
proposed. Monetarily, Miss Dee has 
already stated that she does not turn 
a profit— and if she does is it any 
business of the SGA? Her employees 
receive $2.30 an hour and she is open 
but five and a halfdays a week. If 
students were employed for a seven 
day late night operation and a salary 
were added for an administrative 
supervisor, costs would rise not only 
for wages but also in terms of 
energy consumption. Extra hours 
equal extra money. And where are 
students to be found who are willing 
to work for $2.30 an hour at 8 a.m.? 
All those who are are already 
employed by the cafeteria. Work- 
study programs and extra money 
sound very nice but personally I can 
not think of many people on this 
campus who w would be willing to do 
that kind of work at those hours. 
How many realize just how difficult 

cooking and serving at a snackbar 
Is— to say nothing of running one? If 
anyone really wanted to work at such 
an operation there's always the Sub 
Shoppee and Gino's, and how many 
students have lowered themselves to 
work at either? 

The Coffeehouse, as it is today, is 
a prime example of a student opera- 
tion gone awry— it is beset by sagg- 
ing attendence, employment pro- 
blems, destruction, and it is running 
in the red. Running a snack bar is 
far more complex— will tit have to be 
shut down in five years for the very 
same reasons? One cannot cash a 
check at the Coffeehouse because so 
many were bounced. One can not 
charge at the Coffeehouse. Miss Dee 
allows both and we should be damn 
glad she does. It would be impossible 
for a student run snack bar to do 
either. Jay Young would not strike 
near so much fear into the heart of a 
debtor as does Miss Dee. The thought 
of serving beer and wine during the 
day in order to cut down on drinking 
or to keep drinking on campus is one 
of the most ridiculous ideas I've ever 
heard. True, students would be drink- 
ing on campus and keeping the 
money spent on campus, but they 
would also be drinking during class 
and study time. It has already been 
recognized that there is a drinking 
problem among students— how can 
the SGA further encourage it. The 
concept of keeping the snack bar 
open so that students can eat while 
they drink has already proved im- 
practical—when the Coffeehouse 
served food pizza shells and pretzels 
went stale due to lack of customers. 
If Jeff DeMoss is made supervisor of 
the new snackbar we will be opening 
an extension of the cafeteria. Miss 
Dee's, as it is, is a departure from 
Dinner Dave— she orders from dif- 
ferent suppliers, has specials of 
homemade pies and soups, and one is 
always sure of what one is eating. 
Would students be willing to pay for 
cafeteria food as an alternative to 
the cafeteria? 

The SGA is railroading Ruth 
Dickerson out of business. She has 
been called an "outside interest" in 
the SGA meeting of April 14—1 per- 
sonally do not agree. Miss Dee runs 
the snackbar for the the students, 
she cares about students, and she is 
an institution at the college. Who else 
has loaned students money, made 
them birthday cakes, and raffled off 
goodies on each holiday? What 
disgusts me most about this whole 
business is the twofacedness of cer- 
tain SGA senators— who at one mo- 
ment chat merrily with Miss Dee and 
the next cut her to the bone. Renova- 
tion is one thing— destruction is 

In my opinion the SGA has become 
a self-perpetuating monster. Bill 
Baldwin and Vance Morris should be 
applauded for not joining the wolves. 
The SGA and the Committee for 
Renovation have overstepped the 
bounds of their power and are 
railroading Ruth Dickerson out of 
business— something they have no 
ethical or constitutional right to do. 
Suzanne Gray 

THE-WASMNGTON COLLEGE ELM-Frtday, April 18, 1980-Page 3 

Allen: Studying problems of the future 


Assistant Editor 

Dr. Dwight AJlen posed a question 
to his audience in Hynson Lounge 
Tuesday night. If lily pads in a lily 
pond reproduce by a doubling pro- 
cess each day, so that by the end of 
the month the pond is choked with li- 
ly pads, on what day of, the month 
will the lily pond be half-choked? 

The answer is the 29th, because on 
the last day of the month, the lily 
pads would double. 

"By the time you've noticed you 
have the problem, the pond is half- 
choked, and you have only one day 
to solve the problem," Allen said. 

That is why we should study pro- 
blems of the future, according to 
Allen. "Energy is a place we're get- 
ting choked. Pollution, nuclear con- 
trol are places where we're getting 
choked. We have to do something 
now, before the problems are too 
awesome to solve." 

In 1979, Allen was one of 120 
scholars from 46 countries par- 
ticipating in a critique of a report to 
the Club of Rome on global education 
called "The Learning Report." The 
Club of Rome, founded in 1968, is a 
non-political, multi-national group of 
scientists, humanists, industrialists, 
educators, and civil servants con- 
cerned with the need for a basic 
reassessment of science and 

technology. It has sponsored influen- 
tial studies in such areas as popula- 
tion growth, international order, and 
world hunger. 

Allen said that "The Learning 
Report" made two major points. The 
first deals with "anticipatory learn- 
ing. The Club of Rome says we have 
to get people to anticipate and act on 
problems before a crisis." 

The second major point is called 
"participatory learning. We have to 
involve more poeple in the learning 
process. We have a problem with this 
one. It's easier to teach people how 
to anticipate things than how to res- 
pond to things," Allen said. 

One of the solutions, according to 
Allen, is "to understand a level of in- 
terdependence in the world. Nothing 
happens in the world that does not 
affect us here in Chestertown." 

Allen described four basic views of 
the future. For some people, the 
future is like a roller coaster. We are 
thrown inevitably around the win- 
ding, pre-determined tracks. For 
others, the future is a dice-game— all 

The other two views, however, 
assume some amount of control over 
the future. According to these views, 
the future is either like a river, 
where the course is pre-determined, 

but one has some control, or like an 
ocean, where one can choose his 
destination, and the route. 

Allen subscribes to the ocean view. 
He believes "we can influence our 

In Germany, France, and Austria, 
"The Learning Report" was a best- 
seller. In America, it is difficult to 
find it in a bookstore. 

"In our society, we have a hard 
time figuring out what is important. 
Whatever is the crisis of the moment 
attracts our attention. We go from 
fad to fad. But the needs don't come 
and go like the fads. We need to 
learn how to anticipate, to bring a 
better balance into our lives. We 
have to get all of us involved." 

"The Learning Report" is 
published by Pergamon Press. 

Allen is Professor of Education at 
Old Dominion University. During 
seven years as Dean of the School of 
Education at the University of 
Massachusetts, Allen established the 
center for Urban Education, which is 
committed to positive action in deal- 
ing with urban and racial problems 
in education. His wide international 
experience includes PeaceCorps 
training in the Phillippines and 
UNESCO advising in Lesotho. 

Four sophomores are Oxford-bound next year 


During the 1980-81 school year, four 
Washington College juniors will be stu- 
dying at Mancester College in Oxford, 
England. "It's sort of like Washington 
College is invading Europe" said one of 

Freeman Dodsworth, Katie Kuhn, 
Brian Meehan and Peter Turchi have 
recently been selected by the Oxford 
Committee to study abroad during the 
upcoming school year. Dodsworth and 
Kuhn will study Philosophy and 
Meehan and Turchi will pursue courses 
In English. 

Each year the Oxford Committee, 
composed of Dean Garry Clarke, Mr. 
Bennett Lamond, Dr. Robert Fallaw 
and chairman Peter Tapke, select two 
or three sophomores who are interested 
in studying areas of English, 
Philosophy, History, Music or Religion 
at Manchester. This year, because of 
the great interest shown by 
sophomores, an extra admittance was 
gained, allowing an extra student to go 

The college at Oxford differs from 


As the Director of the Washington 
College Food Service, I and my staff, 
from a professional point of view, enjoy 
serving different types of dinners to our 
clients. This enjoyment, however, is 
compounded when the Washington Col- 
lege community becomes personally in- 
volved with the function. The Luau held 
last Saturday evening was an enjoyable 

would like to take this opportunity to 
say "Thank You" to: 
the early morning pig-flippers 
the outside decorating committee 
the "let's-move-inside-because-It's- 
going-to-rain" * re-decorating commit- 

Mark Dugan, Bob Hockaday, and Bill 
Baldwin for their special help 
and to anyone else who assisted in mak- 
ing this year's Luau a thoroughly en- 
joyable event. 

Thank You 

PaulD. Knowles,Jr. 

Director of Food Services 

Washington College, and most 
American institutions, in several ways. 
While the four students are studying at 
Manchester they will have to adapt to 
different studying patterns. The system 
at Manchester is built around indepen- 
dent study so that students are assigned 
required readings and, once a week, 
they must meet with their professor for 
an hour. Each student takes only one 
course during the semester. Also there 
are three semesters in the school year, 
rather than two. 

When the student meets with his or 
her professor for one hour, a paper 
written by the student is discussed. This 
format allows a great deal of contact 
and individual attention for the student 
because only one student meets with 
the professor at a time. 

Throughout the course of the day 
many lectures are offered which, while 
not required, are considered extremely 
important. Many well known and 
educated professors and professionals 
speak at the college during the day on 
any number of subjects. The lectures 
are given mostly in the mornings, to 
allow students to involve themselves 
with sports, entertainment and study- 
ing in the afternoons and evening. 

Recently the four Oxford bound 
students received their final accep- 
tances from the college. Now they are 
expected to write in return, stating that 
they accept and are willing to follow the 
conditions which the school sets down. 

While in Oxford, Dodsworth hopes to 
be able to study English as well as 
Philosophy, perhaps devoting two 
semesters to Philosophy and one to 
English. He feels that "the independent 
study will be good.. .it will give me a lot 
of discipline." 

A current member of the Washington 
College crew team, Dodsworth hopes to 
continuehis athletic pursuits at Man- 
chester. "The rowing will be different" 

he said. "Pressure won't be quite as 
high but I'll have a lot more exposure to 
different crews." 

England will be his first exposure to 
the European culture. He hopes to 
travel to different places over the 
various breaks, as do Kuhn, Meehan 
and Turchi. 

Both Kuhn and Meehan are in- 
terested in Philosophy and English, as 
well as Art History. Kuhn hopes that 
"the visually artistic atmosphere" of 
Europe will broaden her scope and 
"have a possible effect on broadening 
others scopes when I return." 

As a philosophy major, Kuhn looks 
forward to the diffene different courses 
offered at Manchester. "It will be in- 
teresting for me to study Religion" she 
said. She noted that Manchester has the 
largest library available for com- 
parative religion. She plans to study as 
much religious philosophy as she does 
secular philosophy. 

Meehan, Aside from the benefits of 
education, he is looking forward to ex- 
periencing a different culture. Kuhn 
and Meehan agree that "even though 
we share the same language, England 
is culturally different," adding that she 
expects "some little cultural shocks." 

Meehan, an English major, sees the 
town in Oxford as the campus in a way. 
"It is probably the most cultural en- 
vironment in the world. It will be 
cultural both in the sense of art and of a 
new way of life." he said. 

While at Manchester, Meehan hopes 
to participate in a literary organization 
and a drama society. Most of all he is 

looking forward to having the op- 
portunity to study literature "so much 
more intensely that the classroom 
situation allows." In this way he is hop- 
ing to be able to direct his interests 
towards his major field of study, one 
area per semester. 

The entire Oxford atmosphere will be 
a positive one, says Meehan. However, 
he says "I'm sort of going without too 
many expectations... I don't want to try 
to structure myself before I find out 
what the structure is." 

Turchi, an English major, is also 
looking forward to his year at Oxford. 
He hopes "to find out if it's true that 
England swings like a pendulum do". 
He also hopes to visit "all the cultural 
hot spots" such as St. Tropez, the 
Riviera and Sweden. 

"I've never been to Europe before" 
he said. "I plan on learning a lot and 
seeing a lot, but I hear that Oxford just 
can't be compared to Washington Col- 

AOPi Kidnapping 

The annual Alpha Omega Pi kid- 
napping will be held on April 24, 1980 
starting at 7:45 p.m. in the AOPi 
chapter room. All proceeds will go to 
the National Arthritis Foundation. 

Mf ss Dee's 

Snack Bar 

1:00 a.m. -10:00 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. 

8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.-Fri. 

5:00 p.nrv.-10 00 p.m.-Sun. 



Fri.& Sat. -4-7:00 P.M. 

Beer 25* 


Meeting every 
Monday at 7 p.m. 
in our office in the 
basement of Hod- 
son Hall. 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE Em-ETtday. April 18, U80-P«je4 

Shoremen take 10-5 win from F&M 


It wasn't a must win tor Franklin and 
Marshall Wednesday but it meant ad- 
vancing in the rankings and a possible 
play-off spot. It was, however, a must 
win for the Shoremen. A loss could have 
meant a postseason vacation, again, for 
the team. 

But the Shoremen took a 10-5 win, 
with Paul Hooper starting the scoring 
Just 52 seconds Into the game. He was 
quickly followed by Jeff Kauffman and 
Bill Hamill in the scoring column, and it 
looked like the streaking Shoremen 
were in the midst of a rout. But F*M 
came right back, controlling the ball In 
the Shore end for what seemed like ages 
before Bruce Winand came up with a 
couple of beautiful saves to shut the 

It was a different story in the second 
quarter. The Diplomats were storming 

and tied it up at four with about five 
minutes left in the first half. F*M 
couldn't keep the momentum going, 
though, and with two seconds remain- 
ing Ben Tuckerman gave the Shoremen 

The second half was Washington's. 
Chris Angllm, the secondhalf goalie, 
and the rest of the Shore defense kept 
F * M to Just one goal, securing the 10-5 

NOTES: Kauffman and Hamill led 
the scoring with 3 goals and 2 assists 
and 1 goal and 4 assists, respectively. 
Hooper had 1 and 2 and Tuckerman 1 
and 1, plus 11 groundballs. Winand (5 
saves in one half) and Angllm (6 in one 
half) ahd good games also. 

The Shoremen travel to UMBC 
tomorrow for a 1:30 p.m. game with the 

. „ 
Jim Cunning 1 "* 1 " moves downlield against F and M. (Graham Photo) 

They can't fool Mother Nature 

Winds, Measles have crew on the rocks 

The Washington College Crew has 
taken a beating from Mother Nature 
this Spring, with three of its first 
four races being cancelled due to 
natural causes. 

Their first race, which was to be 
against LeSalle in Philadelphia, was 
called due to extremely high-winds 
which forced the closing of the 
Schuylkill River to all boats. The 
other two races were with Stockton 


State, which was to be rowed at 
home this weekend, and a Trl-meet 
with the University of Verglnla.Duke, 
and University of North Carolina. 

Virginia, which was scheduled for 
last weekend, was called due to the 
recent outbreak of German Measles. 

The only meet to get off the ground 
so far this year was the dual-match 
against George Washington Universi- 
ty and Duke in Washington, and even 


then, the odds were against a good 

An extremely heavy tailwind 
through most of the course made for 
a fast but choppy race, with quick 
times, in the sub sixmlnute range. 
The Junior Varsity, stroked by junior 
Charlie Curtis and coxed by beteran 
Betsy Beard, stroked to a three- se- 
cond loss in a tight race with a 
smooth but beatable GW crew. The 

Women's Tennis at 2-3 after five cancellations 

seems to prove that the team is a solid 
one, with tough players that are able to 
bounce back. 

Leading the team are seniors Tammy 
Wolf and Jeanette Bonsack. "They are 
playing extremely well," says Coach 
Penny Fall. Rounding out the team are 
seniors Carol Hood and Janet Sparre 
and freshmen Bria Beckman and Pam 

The measles outbreak has affected 
all the sport's teams and the woman's 
tennis team Is no exception. Five out of 


The record for woman's tennis now 
stands at 2-3— not surprising, since two 
of the losses have been dealt by 
Catholic and American universities. 

The wins were against Anne Arundel 
and Essex Community Colleges. They 
were very decisive at 7-2 and 8-1, 
respectively. Another aspect of the 
Essex match that should be noted is the 
fact that four out of the six matches 
started out with opposing players split- 
ting the first two sets. TheWC team 
came back to win all four matches. This 

six matches have been cancelled, in- 
cluding two major tournaments. With 
only five matches left, the team will 
have a hard time getting into the MAC 
playoffs without a special dispensation. 

The situation is also bad for the seniors, 
since it is their last season to play col- 
legiate ball and they are not getting the 
opportunity to do so. This could put a 
damper on the team's morale, so it will 
be interesting to see how the team fares 
when it gets back into play. 





Fresh Arrangements 


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One-woman dramatization Poetry reading Tuesday 

The Lecture Series of Washington 
College will present a one-woman 
dramatization by English actress 
Margaret Wolfit of the autobiography 
of George Eliot, nineteenth century 
English novelist, on Monday, April 21 
at 8 p.m. In the Smith auditorium on 
the College campus. George Eliot is 
a program devised by Margaret 
Wolfit from letters, journals and 
other writings of George Eliot (whose 
real name was Mary Ann Cross, nee 













The Sophie Kerr Committee will 
present a poetry reading by poet- 
critic John Vernon on Tuesday, April 
22, at 8 p.m. in the Sophie Kerr 
Room. Vernon will also give an in- 
formal talk, entitled "poetry and the 
Body," dealing with his practice as a 
literary critic, on Wednesday at 4 

Ingersoll Thursday 

On Thursday, April 24th, Daniel In- 
gersoll, Professor of Anthropology at 
St. Mary's College, will speak in the 
Sophie Kerr Room of Miller Library. 
The talk, scheduled for 8:00 p.m., is 
entitled Arrow and Shuttle, and will 
discuss western and non-western 
ideas of time, as represented in 
popular culture, including film (Star 
Wars, Close Encounters), myth and 

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women's varsity made a good show- 
ing with stroke Valerie Marsh and 
coxwain Molly Meehan guiding the 
boat to a second place slot behind 
Duke In a one-thousand meter race. 
The main event of the day saw our 
varsity pitted against two tough- 
looking crews, in what promised to 
be a competitive race. In the last 500 
meters the final turn showed GW 
ahead by a nose. In the finish, the 
varsity boat, with Steve Jones at 
stroke and Captain Court Treuth at 
seven, with John Towsend, Allen 
Luthey, Freshman Jeff Landry, Dan 
Whitaker, Sophomore Richard 
Cookerly, and Bill Anderson, and 
with Bart Nathan at cox, pulled to a 
hair-splitting second place behind 
GW, a traditional rival. 

As for the races that were 
cancelled due to the outbreak of Ger- 
man Measles, there is some bitter 
feeling toward the administration by 
some of the athletes, who feel that 
the situation was handled in an ir- 
responsible manner. 

"I think we were cheated," says 
varsity coxwain Nathan. "If the 
school had given the inoculations two 
weeks ago, when they had first plan- 
ned, then we would not have had the 
better part of our season pulled out 
from under us. As it is, we will only 
have three races before the season is 

These sentiments are heard echo- 
ing throughout the men's locker 
rooms now, with cancellations caus- 
ing serious difficulties for many of 
the athletic programs. But team cap- 
tain Treuth feels somewhat optimistic 
about the whole situation. "I feel that 
we have the best squad that the 
school has seen in years, and we'll 
prove it. Whether it be next week or 
the week after is unimportant." 

But whatever the feelings about the 
events of the Spring of 1980, it cannot 
be denied that Washington College 
Oarsmen have had more than their 
share of bad luck and misfortune. 
The icing on the cake came last 
week when the freshman crew was 
blown by yet another fierce wind on- 
to the skeleton of the old basket fac- 
tory whose ruins lie just upriver 
from the crew's dock. The sharp 
teeth of the structure caused heavy 
damage to one of the older shells, 
the "washburn". This has forced the 
freshmen to practice in a much older 
and slower shell, complicating the 
already difficult process of learning 
for the novices. 

Head coach Eric Stoll sums up the 
unfortunate events of this spring: 
"When you're snake bit, you're snake 
bit. Thats all there is to it." 

"The Bof CM really took this opportunity by the teeth," said SGA President 
Jay Young last Friday after bobbing for a bottle at the Bof Chi Bazaar. 
"They made what could have been Just another party Into a big 
thing— something we should see more of here." (Graham Photo) 

Faculty expresses doubts 

Hill renovation to be 
funded by endowment 



After failing in attempts to obtain 
both state and federal funding, the Col- 
lege has announced that it will borrow 
up to $600,000 from its unrestricted en- 
dowment in order to finance the long- 
awaited Hill Dorms' renovation. 

William Brogan, Chairman of the 
Budget and Finance Committee of the 
Board of Visitors and Governors, an- 
nounced at last Saturday's Board 
meeting that the lastest attempt to ob- 
tain a state loan had failed. "In the 
meantime," said Brogan, "we want to 
move ahead with the renovations (by) 
taking some of our unrestricted endow- 
ment and lendingit to the College." 
All loans refused 

The College has been trying to obtain 
additional funding since 1978, when a 
$210,000 state grant was matched by a 
grant from the Hodson Trust. The 

Lamond: "An obsession with composition" 

Deadline set for writing proposal 

Dean of the College Garry Clarke and 
the faculty have been asked by the 
Board of Visitors and Governors to sub- 
mit by October 1 a recommendation to 
resolve the problem of students' inabili- 
ty to write. 

A memorandum from the Faculty 
and Curriculum Committee of the 
Board states, "The Committee is very 
concerned that some Washington Col- 
lege students are permitted to graduate 
with marginal or sub-standard skills 
and abilities in written English com- 

"Should not award degrees" 

"The consensus of the Committee," 
said one member, Sandy Jones, at last 
Saturday's Board meeting," is this Col- 
lege should not award degrees to 
students who are unable to write." 

Jones said he did not think an inabili- 
ty to write applied to every student, 
"judging by the graffiti in the men's 
room." He also said the problem was 
"not essentially the English Depart- 
ment's. The need to write can crop up in 
any (discipline). 

"We feel that if the institution is 
chartered to award degrees," added 
Jones, "it has a duty to require a profi- 
ciency in order to recommend those 

Jones added that the Committee felt 
it was not necessary that "every stu- 
dent take 'Comp. 101,' provided he can 
show a proficiency in that area." 
Third clause discussed 

In a related development Monday, 
the Academic Council met separately 
with members of the Modern 
Languages and English Departments to 
discuss the controversial third clause of 
the Council's proposal to revise 
distribution requirements, which 

"Any combination of two literature 
courses in English, Literature in 



Translation ( with the exception of 
LT305, Introduction to the Film) and 
Literature in a Foreign Language may 
be taken for distribution credit." 

Modern Languages Department 
Chairman Tom Pabon said the clause 
would correct an "illogical premise" in 
the present system. "Literature is 

literature... and should not include just 
English literature." 

"A long period of time" 
English Department Chairman Nan- 
cy Tatum said the clause is equivalent 
"to asking us to accomplish in one 

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Board approves student 

center "in concept" 



The Board of Visitors and Governors 
last Saturday approved "in concept" 
the controversial student center pro- 
posal and referred implimentation of 
the plan to the Board's Executive Com- 

Board Chairman Robert Roy sug- 
gested the proposal is expected to be 
implemented this summer, saying, 
"The determination to proceed as pro- 
mptly as possible,. .exists." 

College President Joseph McLain, 
however, said this week that "the costs 
have to be worked out. ..that's why I 
worry about this summer." 

Problems on problems 

Called on to speak at the meeting last 
Saturday, Student Government Associ- 
ation President Jay Young said, "I 
think there's really an incredibly over- 
whelming feeling among students that 
we need this next year. It's going to be 
especially hard next year (with reloca- 
tion of Hill Dorms' residents), and all 
those problems will be added to the pro- 
blems we already have.' ' 

Young admitted that there was "a lot 

of dissension with what will happen to 
the snack bar," but that students felt a 
definite need for the facility. 

"Ever since the plans came out, I've 
had a large number of students come to 
me saying we really need this. " 
A question of money 

McLain said at the meeting that "the 
question of money is an important one. 
The Budget and Finance Committee is 
very prudent and wise in saying 
that. ..let's find out how much this is go- 
ing to cost." 

It was McLain who suggestd the 
Board "ought to endorse it fully in con- 
cept, then leave it to the Executive 
Committee to work out the details." 

Young said after the meeting that he 
was not entirely satisfied with the out- 

"It's unfortunate," he said, "that 
something that is needed this badly has 
to come down to a question of financing. 
The student center is not a question of 
what we can afford; it's something we 
can't afford to do without. 

"45,000 is a small sum to pay for what 
we stand to gain from this." 

$420,000 total represents less than half 
of what the Renovations are expected to 
cost. In the last two years, loan applica- 
tions to the Housing and Urban 
Development Department, the federal 
Health and Higher Education Facilities 
Act, and the state have all been turned 

College President Joseph McLain 
said this week that the option of borrow- 
ing from endowment hadn't been ex- 
plored previously because "I hadn't 
thought of it, for one thing." 

McLain said he "could have gotten 
the (state loan) through the legislature, 
if we had wanted to. (But) if we can bor- 
row from our own endowment.. .we'll 
make whatever interest rate is prevail- 
ing at the time. Actually, it'll increase 
our operating revenue. 

"The more we put (the renovation) 
off," said McLain, "the tougher it is, 
the more expensive it is." 

"A prudent decision" 

Vice-President of Finance Gene 
Hessey said that "Given the economic 
situation, this was clearly the most pru- 
dent cision. 

"The point to be made is," added 
Hessey, "if we had borrowed from out- 
side, it would have been necessary to 
budget for repayment of principal and 
interest (in a loan)." 

Hessey said he plans to let out bids for 
the renovation May l, and that con- 
struction could begin as early as June. 

McLain, however, said he doubts that 
students will know before leaving for 
the summer exactly how the relocation 
plan would work. 

"Not a good precedent" 

Several faculty members this week 
expressed doubts about the College's 
plan to borrow the necessary funding 
from endowment. 

Said Economics Department Chair- 
man Mike Bailey, "The thing that 
would worry me is I don't think it's a 
good precedent." 

Bailey said the College may face 
trouble in the recentlyannounced $10.25 
million endowment campaign if it has 
been unable to raise $600,000 for renova- 
tion of an existing facility. 

"I don't think it's a good way to start 
an endowment campaign, " he said. 

Dr. Frank Creegan, Chairman of the 
Chemistry Department and faculty 
representative to the Board, said, "It 
seems to me there are too many con- 
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Meeting every 
Monday at 7 p.m. 
in our office in the 
basement of Hod- 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Frlday, April 25, imp-Page 2 


Apocalypse Now? 

The Board of Visitors and Governors last Saturday made deci- 
sions concerning three long-standing and inter-related issues: 

•Renovation of the Hill Dorms, delayed for two years during a 
search for outside funding, will now be financed out of the Col- 
lege's endowment— a development that has been known to mark 
the beginning of the end for an educational institution. The 
danger lies not in the single act of borrowing from endowment; 
as President McLain points out, at current interest rates the Col- 
lege will probably save money. It lies, as faculty members sug- 
gest this week, in setting a precedent for borrowing from 
ourselves. Having spent $600,000 of our savings, why not take a 
little more— another $45,000 for a student center, for example? 
The decision also poses a danger for the recently-announced 
$10.25 million endowment campaign. If the College has failed to 
raise $600,000 for a project as urgent and tangible as building 
renovations, how can it expect to bring in nearly twenty times 
that amount to put in a savings account? And does it now become 
a $10.85 million campaign, since we're supposed to repay the 
loan we will make to ourselves? 

•After the Board's decision last Saturday to refer the proposed 
student center to the Executive Committee for implementation, 
one observer said he sensed thirty-six Pontius Pilates washing 
their hands of the issue. Two weeks ago we warned against being 
overly optimistic concerning a new student center. President 
McLain confirmed that this week with his own form of "guarded 
optimism." Although the President doesn't go so far as to deny 
categorically that the facility will be built this summer, don't ex- 
pect to una it waiting when students return next Fall. With the 
Hill Dorms out of commission, Jay Young's current complaint 
that students have no place to go will become an even more glar- 
ing problem next year. 

•The Board's directive the Dean and the faculty to recommend 
by October 1 a solution to the writing problem here raises an as 
yet unanswered question: Having just borrowed $600,000 from 
itself for building renovations, and perhaps having delayed con- 
struction of a student center for financial reasons, how willing 
will they be to find funds for a proposal that almost certainly will 
cost something? Difficulty financing dorm renovations and stu- 
dent centers is bad enough; difficulty financing academic pro- 
grams would be an emergency (or, as the Board would say, a 
"financial exigency"). 

President McLain is fond of saying that Washington College's 
primary goal is to teach. Should a lack of money get in the way of 
achieving that goal, this school will be facing even more than 
morale problems. 

Editor In Chief Geoff Garlnther 

Assistant Editor Katherlne Streckfus 

News Editor Pete Turchl 

Sports Editor Rich Schatzman 

IFlne Arts Editor Nick Nappo 

Photography Editor Jim Graham 

Business Manager/Copy Editor Charlie Warfleld 

Faculty Advisor Rich DeProspo 

THE ELM Is the official newspaper of Washington College, published by and for 
students. It Is printed at the Delaware State Printing Company every Friday 
with the exception of vacations and Exam Weeks. The opinions expressed on 
these pages with the exception of those under the headings of LETTERS TO 
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Board sets deadline 

•Continued from page 1* 

semester something that takes a long 
period of time"— a reference to current 
attempts to teach writing skills in the 
recommended two semesters of Forms 
of Literature and Composition. 

"I don't understand," said Tatum, 
"why I'm being told to bolster students 
in the writing area, while being sub- 
jected to losing in the area of distribu- 

Assistant Professor of English Ben- 
nett Lamond said that, although he was 

not in favor of the third clause, "I am 
also very troubled by the literature 
distribution as it exists." 

Lamond said he thinks the problem 
arises from "an obsession with the need 
for composition. 

"The students, the Elm, the faculty, 
and now I understand the Board is so 
concerned with composition. 

"I think we have a confusion, a con- 
tradiction, and a terrible situation," 
said Lamond, "and I think it's because 
composition looms large." 

Letters to the Editor 

Stay on campus 

Dean of the College Garry Clarke 
received the following letter late last 

It is appalling to realize the inability 
of the students of Washington College to 
understand the danger which they may 
be inflicting on the people of Chester- 
town. Of course, 1 am speaking of the 
recent outbreak of Rubella and the 
seemingly lackadaisical attitude 
toward the warning to stay on campus. 

There has not been a day in the last 
week that I have not seen college stu- 
dents throughout town, in restaurants 
and stores! 

This is not a pleasant nor easy letter 
for me to write, being pregnant at the 
time and having spent so much time at 
the college lately with piano students. 
For myself and my baby, well, I am 
hoping there will be no ill effects. The 
doctors reassure me that I have a high 
resistance to the desease and that I am 
in my sixth month. But for heavens 
sake, there are so many other pregnant 
women in the Chestertown area. Odds 
are that many of them are unaware of 

their condition before the second or 
third month. It is in these months that 
the disease can prove to be most harm- 

Is there nothing more the college can 
do to convince the students of the horri- 
ble seriousness of this desease? Are the 
students so naive and apathetic that the 
idea of a seriously deformed child car- 
ries no weight with them?! At the risk 
of sounding bitter, it has not been 
handled that well from the beginning, 
having signs posted inside the arts 
center on the second night of the last 
drama department production, more 
than three weeks since the detection of 
the first suspected case. 

If some more authoritative action is 
not taken soon, it can appear only as 
total irresponsibility on the part of the 
college as a whole. 

I would be more than appreciative if 
my views could be make known to the 
students. Perhaps the concern of a past 
Washington College student could help 
to convince them of the awful serious- 
ness of the situation. 

Ann Atwater Bourne '78 

Do Reagan's misstatements matter? 

Reagan, a GOP front runner, seems 
to pluck his facts from the thin air. 
Reagan consistently documents his 
views by misstating facts. Taxes have 
long been a favorite theme of Reagan's. 
For example, "Reagan likes to be 
perceived as a taxcutter, as supporting 
evidence of this, he rebated $5.7 billion 
dollars to Californians during his 
Governorship. This is true, but the 
rebates came around after Reagan in- 
creased taxes by $21 billion, including a 
quadrupling of the states (sic) income 

"Reagan's misstatements cover a 
wide range. Some examples : 

Reagan claimed: 'It cost's (sic) HEW 
$3 in overhead to deliver $1 to a needy 
person in this country.' The correct 
amount, according to HEW, is not $3 
but 12?." 

"Reagan claimed: The Federal 
Government has increased by 131,000 
employees in the past three years. The 
actual increase: 60,000." 

"Reagan claimed: The windfall pro- 
fits tax would cost 1 million bbl. in the 
US a day in lost production in the first 
year. The US Government estimate: 
100,000 bbl. per day." 

"Reagan claimed: Americans could 

'have cheap gasoline again by lifting 
Government restrictions' on the oil in- 
dustry. Not even the oil industry would 
buy that." 

Reagan not only has unfounded facts, 
there are the unfounded accusations. 
"In Kansas, for Reagan declared: 'I 
have been told that some of the Iranians 
coming into this country are here to 
create disturbances and to form ter- 
rorist groups, and immigration officials 
know this because of some of the things 
they found in their luggage, yet the 
State Department has said to the im- 
migration people,' Don't rock the 
boat?' Reporters asked Reagan for 
evidence of the charge; he was unable 
to provide any." 

Maybe what the Republicans need is 
someone who doesn't make repeated 
misstatements, "even after being 
publicly corrected (as with his exag- 
gerated claim that Alaska has more oil 
than Saudi Arabia)." But this strategy 
of misstatements has proved effective 
and the Republican voters are pulling 
the Reagan lever. Maybe the facts don't 
matter, after all. 

Parts of this that are in quotes were 
taken from Time magazine April 14, 
1980 page 31 . The author is unknown. 

Andrew Bucklee 

Parent's Day scheduled tomorrow 


Contrary to what appears to be the 
popular opinion on campus, says Dean 
of Students Maureen Kelley, there is an 
abundance of activities scheduled for 
Parent's Day tomorrow. 

The day's activities will begin at 
10:00 a.m. with registration, coffee, and 
donuts. An outdoor brunch will be held 
at noon, and a cocktail party will be 
held at Hynson-Ringgold House on 


•Continued from page 1* 

tradictions when on one hand they're 
trying to increase endowment by $10 
million, then on the other, independent 
of that, borrowing from that endow- 
ment. I think that might not be good 
public relations for a campaign. 

"What bothers me," added Creegan, 
"is it's a dangerous precedent. It's the 
easiest way out." 

Water Street. 

The planning of the day involved 
some difficulties said Kelley, but tradi- 
tion was followed and it was scheduled 
on the same day as the Spring Chorus 
Concert. Kelley said it also had to be 
scheduled after the Luau and Pre- 
Freshman Day, the biggest public rela- 
tions weekend. 

The brunch will have a party wagon 
and a bluegrass band for entertain- 
ment, and during the afternoon there 
will be a women's intersquad lacrosse 
scrimage and a crew race on the 
Chester River. 

Kelley said that she wanted to choose 
a weekend when the parents and 
students could spend a nice afternoon 
outdoors. April was chosen because 
March was too cold and May is too close 
to finals and comprehensives. She ad- 
ded that this weekend is being run dif- 
ferently than in past years because the 
parents seemed to prefer to have more 
time to spend with their sons and 
daughters and saw no need for a big 

USOC Vice-President Kelly 
addresses crew gathering 

THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE ELM-Friday, April 25, 1960-Page 3 

WC News Bureau 

A hundred alumni, friends, and 
members of the Washington College 
men's and women's crews gathered in 
Hodson Hall last Saturday evening for 
the fifth annual spring reunion of the 
Washington College Rowing Associa- 

Guest of honor and after-dinner 
speaker was John B. Kelly, Jr., former 
Olympic oarsman and currently First 
Vice-President of the United States 
Olympic Committee. Following Kelly's 
talk the Association inducted 17 new 
members and presented four 
Distinguished Service Awards. Thomas 
C. Hopkins 74 President of the WCRA, 
was master of ceremonies. 

Kelly, who had spoken at crew din- 
ners here in 1967 and 1976, began his 
remarks by decribing the frustration 
felt at the recent Colorado Springs 
meeting of the U.S. Olympic Commit- 
tee. Kelly described the strong-arm tac- 
tics used by the Carter administration 
to force the Committee to boycott the 
Moscow Olympic Games. Yet, he said, 
he himself reluctantly voted for the 
boycott-"we really had no choice." 

On a happier note, Kelly who is now 
52, described his own recent adventures 
in the new class of "master's" rowing, 
an annual competition of older oarsmen 
of which he is the current national 
champion. He urged the crew to par- 
ticipate in the annual Head of the 
Charles Regatta in Boston, in which 
three thousand competitors now par- 
ticipate every year, making it the 
largest regatta in the world. Finally, he 

commended the Washington College 
Crew for its steady progress over thir- 
teen years and expressed his own per- 
sonal pride in having assisted in its 

The Rowing Association then 
presented certificates of membership 
to 14 former and present participants in 
rowing at Washington College. The first 
certificate went to Mary Jane Eaven- 
son '73, the founder of the Women's 
Crew, who had come down from 
Massachusetts for the dinner. Three 
certificates of companion membership 
went to Ernest A. Cookerly, Samuel 
Loveland, and Mabel Mumford, all 
long-standing friends who have assisted 
the rowing program over the years. 

The Washington College Chorus, directed by Kathleen Mills, Is presenting 
Its annual spring concert Saturday, April 26, 1980 at 8:30 p.m. In Tawes 
Theatre, Daniel Z. Gibson Fine Arts Center. The program which features 
choral music from Gibbons to Gershwin Is free and open to the public. 

Alumni Phone-a-Thon nets $25,000 

As a result of a Phone-a-Thon con- 
ducted by the Office of Alumni Affairs 
and Annual Giving in early April, 684 
alumni have pledged to donate a total of 
$25,039 to the College, and an additional 
370 alumni have pledged unspecified 

The Phone-a-Thon was held to pro- 
mote the Silver Anniversary of the 
Alumni Annual Giving Fund. 

"We tried to contact every one who 
had not yet contributed this fiscal year, 
for whom we had phone numbers," said 

Consents to interview 

Day accepts offer at Iowa 


News Editor 

In what was, to his knowledge, his 
first in-person interview with The Elm, 
Associate Professor of English Robert 
Day admitted that he has accepted an 
offer to teach at the Creative Writing 
workshop at the University of Iowa next 

Day agreed to give the interview, 
held during a meeting with one of his 
senior advisees, only if he was allowed 
to keep a 10-inch butcher knife between 
himself and the reporter and if two 
witnesses were present. When asked 
about the reputation of the rather well- 
known Iowa workshop. Day said, "If 
you've never been there or been asked 
to teach there, it's a factory where they 
turn out writers every year. As soon as 
you're invited to teach there it's the 
best school in the country, and only the 
best students are invited to go there." 
At that point the ( female) senior 
English major asked why there weren't 
any women novelists in America in the 
twentieth century, and didn't Katherine 
Anne Porter write a novel? "She did," 
Day said. "It was an awful novel." 

English Department Chairman Nan- 
cy Tatum, in an attempt to clear up the 
rumor that Day would actually remain 
on campus for the entire coming year, 
said that she believed "he was offered a 
position (at Iowa) for the entire year, 
but he felt badly about leaving his 
students. He felt that in the long run, 
however, the students at the College 
would benefit from what he would learn 
at the workshop" in the way of teaching 
methods and approaches to creative 

Tatum said that the College has 
already advertised an opening in the 
English Department for the spring and 
that she expects "a box full of applica- 
tions. Last time we (filled a position) by 
open application we had about 200 ap- 

plications." She went on to say that she 
is "almost certain (the replacement) 
will be a writer who has had some ex- 
perience in the classroom." 

Dean of the College Garry Clarke 
said, "It's a wonderful honor... I'm 
really proud of him. I've heard people 
say (the Iowa workshop) is the best 
workshop in the country. If it's that 
much of an honor to be asked to go I cer- 
tainly think a member of our faculty 
should be able to accept the offer." Day 
was on leave last Fall, but Clarke said 
that Day's leaves are unlike those of 
most other faculty members as they 
are "uncompensated leaves"; that is, 
the College does not pay him for the 
time he spends away. Sabbaticals, on 
the other hand, are leaves during which 
a professor is paid one semester at full 
salary or all year at half salary. 

The Iowa workshop currently boasts 
recently-announced Pulitzer Prize win- 
ner Donald Justice, a poet, along with 
fellow poet Marvin Bell, who spoke at 
the College last year, two full-time fic- 
tion writers who teach, and two 
writers-in-residence. Day has been in- 
vited to join the staff as Visiting Pro- 
fessor and Writer-in-Residence for the 
Spring semester. When forced by a 
relentless, news-hungry reporter to 
elaborate on this, Day waved the but- 
cher's knife menacingly, then, for no 
obvious reason, startled witnesses with 
a straight answer. "We've sent 
students to the Iowa workshop before," 
he said. "My students no doubt paved 
my way. I'm in their debt." 

A few minutes later, after, the inter- 
view was over and the reporter was 
leaving Richmond House, he heard a 
sound. The reporter jumped. Robert 
Day was hiding just outside the door. 
The knife came down, missing him by 
inches, and he took off. 


Assistant Editor 

Director of Alumni Affairs and Annual 
Giving Jay Vogel, Out of a listing of 
5600 alumni, about 3200 phone 
numbers were available. 

"Before the Phone-a-Thon, the total 
amount received was up 20 percent 
over the same time last year and the 
percentage of donors was up 15 percent 
said Vogel. 

The goal this year, according to 
Vogel, is to reach a 40 percent rate of 
participation. The highest participation 
in the College's history occurred in 

1969-1970, at 39 percent. The national 
average is 17 percent participation. 
"We've been above that for years," 
Vogel said. Last year's participation 
was about 24 percent. 

The callers for the Phone-a-Thon sug- 
gested $25 donations, . symbolic of the 
25the anniversary. The average 
specified pledge is $36.60. 

The Chairman of the Phone-a-Thon 
was Priscilla Vallient Ely, a Baltimore 
alumnus from the Class of 1970. 

College receives new slide show 


Photography Editor 

Washington College has a new slide 

It was recently delivered to Admis- 
sions Director Mickey DiMaggio who 
was pleased with the final product and 
said he had four ways in which he plan- 
ned to use the show : 

One involved alumni groups getting 
together with parents of prospective 
students at relaxed gatherings. DiMag- 
gio also hopes to involve parents of pre- 
sent students in the College's recruit- 
ment program. This would involve 
meetings similar to the alumni plan. 

The show will also be shown in high 
schools visited by admissions represen- 
tatives. DiMaggio said that he hoped to 
use it extensively in Massachusetts, 
Connecticut, New York,, where some 
prospective e students might find the 
travel distance prohibitive. 

The slide show displays a wide range 
of the student body and many of the ac- 
tivities on campus. College President 
Joe McLain does some of the narration. 

expressing the aims of the College. 

Adams Associates of Devon, Pa, 
which produce the show, may have had 
a better insight into the College than 
another company— photographer for 
the firm, Tee Adams Is a former stu- 
dent at the College. 



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UMBC edges Shoremen, 12-10 


If the lacrosse team has played Its 
best game of the year thus far, it un- 
doubtedly was the UMBC game last 
Saturday. The Retrievers, ranked 
number 1 in Division II, fought for their 
lives against a scrappy Sho'men ball 
club before winning 12-10. 

The Sho'men were sky high before 
they ever reached Baltimore, and that 
feeling carried right on to the playing 
field. The Retrievers, coming off a big 
win over Division I power North 
Carolina, were over-confident. The 
Sho'men went out ready to put UMBC's 
swelled heads back into their helmets. 

The game was also mentally tough 
for the Shroemen in that they had to 
force UMBC to play into their hands. 
The coaching staff should be com- 
mended for establishing a well- 
thought-out strategy. The Sheormen 
went out to control the tempo of the 
game, frustrating the Retrievers. This 
led them to take wild shots and get 
away from their game plan. The 
Shoremen, on offense, moved the ball 
rapidly, and ran well through their 
plays. This allowed shots from off the 
crease, from where most of their goals 

As for the defense, the score alone 
should say something. The second half 
alone found UMBC scoring only 4 goals, 
two of them coming within the first 
minute of play in the third quarter. 

The Retrievers did dominate the ear- 
ly part of the game simply by in- 
timidating. They came out with 4 quick 
goals to settle Washington's edgey 
nerves. Once the offense got over their 
pre-game jitters (at the end of the 1st 
quater ) the Shore 10 began to roll. 

UMBC had more ground balls 82-72. 
but with that many the difference is 
barely noticeable. They also outshot the 
Shoremen, 52-35. 

Handling the scoring for the Shore 10 
were Jeff Kauffman, Chris Cox, and 
Timmy Hollywood, scoring 4,3. and 2 
goals respectively. Peter Jenkins had l 
goal, Paul Hooper 7 assists, and Billy 

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Freshman Chris Cox scores against UMBC, but the Shoremen came up two short. ( Adelberg Photo) . 

Hamill 1 assist. Chris Anglim had 17 
saves, many of them key stops in the se- 
cond half. 
W and L tomorrow would be a good 

opportunity to collect a win and ride 
high in the division III polls. With the 
tournament approaching quickly, 
Washington has nothing to lose and all 

in the world to gain. Despite the injuries 
and illnesses taking their toll, the 
Sho'men will be ready to bring back a 
big win on Saturday. 

Candidates for offices in the Student 
Government Association have begun 
their campaigns, to culminate in the 
election next Tuesday. 

Present SGA President Jay Young is 
running again. "My basic platform of 
last year was that the school has pro- 
blems of attrition, retention and dissen- 
sion of the people here," he said. "We 
found the common denominator was a 
lack of facilities so we made proposals 
to alleviate the problems. There have 
been great attempts at increasing com- 
munication and we created an 
awareness on the part of the Board and 
the administration that these problems 
exist, and they've been receptive." 
Young plans to continue working on the 
SGA's present proposal for a student 
center. "It's a great opportunity to be 
able to start and to be here long enough 
to carry through." 

Walter Foraker is opposing the in- 
cumbent on a platform of an. "open 
door policy. letting the students in on as 
many activities as possible and having 
a student government that is fair and 
responsible to the students. I want to 
avoid a student government that is 
isolated from the students and a being 
unto itself," he said. Foraker is cur- 
rently a juror on the Student Judiciary 
Board and has had experience in stu- 
dent government in high school. "I 
want to see all the problems students 
face here solved in an orderly and effec- 
tive way. be they large or small." 

The race for Vice-President is also 

SGA candidates profiled 


contested this year. Kevin Kroenke, a 
current senator, chairman of the stu- 
dent residental committee, a member 
of the student facilities committee and 
of the social and organizational com- 
mittees, "would like to take on more 
responsibility in the SGA. I would work 
toward fulfilling the academic needs of 
the students, particularly in getting an 
English composition course, and a 
study skills seminar that would be a lit- 
tle more well-defined than this year." 

skills," he said. "After that there are 
just a million things you can do with the 

Kathy Waye, unopposed candidate 
for Secretary, said in a written state- 
ment, "I would like to become an active 
part in a strong and effective Student 
Goverment Association. I am willing to 
work very hard to make the SGA a 
responsible organization for the 
students." Waye is currently junior 
class secretary SGA senator. Academic 

The Candidates 


Foraker vs. Young 

Garinther vs. Kroenke 


Pointon vs. Slater 


Kathy Waye 

Social Chairman 

BUI Baldwin 

Assistant Social Chairman 

Farrell vs. Fitzgerald 

Geoff Garinther, currently editor of 
the Elm, is also seeking the office of 
Vice-President. "When I got this job 
one of the things I was interested in was 
the academic life of the college— I 
thought as Editor I could have an effect 
on that. The principal job of the SGA 
Vice-President is to serve as President 
of the Student Academic Board. The 
first thing I'd like to do is work with the 
Dean's Office and the English depart- 
ment in meeling the October 1 deadline 
set by the Board to come up with a pro- 
posal to improve students' writing 

Council secretary and a RA. 

Current social chairman Bill Baldwin 
is also running unopposed. "I think we 
had a good year overall, and a few 
disappointments. We'll diversify next 
year and I hope we'll have as much suc- 
cess with people coming out for dances 
and help with the Luau. because in that 
respect it was a successful year." His 
plans for next year include trying to at- 
tract a big name band for a fall concert. 
"I'll be working toward that this sum- 

Baldwin's assistant will either be 

Diana Farrell or John Fitzgerald. Far- 
rell, current assistant social chairman, 
said, "I believe I've added to the posi- 
tion of assistant social chairman by do- 
ing more than I have to alot. I'd like to 
add more responsibility to the position, 
and work more closely with the social 
chairman in social activities." 

In a written statement, Fitzgerald 
stated, "At a school such as Washington 
College, the social activities should be 
exciting and interesting enough to bring 
the student body together. As assistant 
social chairman, I will, to the best of 
my ability, help the social chairman in 
bringing such activities to the campus. 
This includes having a variety of 
popular bands, coming up with new and 
interesting ideas for activities and 
making the WC upcoming school year, 
the social committee seeks to outdo this 
year's activities, and I hope to be a part 
of that team " 

The position of treasurer is being 
sought by Dave Pointon and Mark 
Slater. Pointon, currently a senator in 
the SGA, said, "I feel I could do a good 
job because I understand how the Stu- 
dent Government works. I already 
know how many financial aspects are 
handled because I've been involved in a 
lot of different projects in the govern- 
ment. I would work to spend the money 
wisely, and not to waste it." 

Slater could not be reached for com- 

Speech Night is Monday in Hynson 

Volume 51 Numher25 

63 percent voter-turnout 

Young elected with 54 percent of vote 


Jay Young was re-elected Tuesday as 
SGA President over Walter Foraker by 
a vote of 234 to 203. 

In other results, Geoff Garinther won 
over Kevin Kroenke for the office of 
Vice-President, and Dave Pointon 
defeated Mark Slater to become 

Diana Farreil defeated John Fit- 
zGerald by one vote, 206-205, for the of- 
fice of assistant social chairman. "We 
counted those votes four times," said 
Bob Hockaday, SGA Treasurer. 

Kathy Waye, Secretary, and Bill 
Baldwin, Social Chairman, ran unop- 

"We had an excellent turnout," said 
Hockaday of 692 eligible voters, 437 cast 
their ballots for president. "I think 
that's really good. I think it had a lot to 
do with the Walter Foraker campaign," 
said Hockaday. 

Turnout was lower in other SGA 
races, and, "it was much lower for 
class officers, because most people 
were primarily interested in voting for 
SGA elections," added Hockaday. 

Sophomore President and Vice- 
President are Mark Mullican and Bria 
Beckman, Treasurer and Secretary are 
Laura Chase and Wendy Murphy. 

In the junior class elections, Chris 
Lemmon and FrankDirks ran unop- 
posed for President and Vice- Presi- 
dent, and Emily Wehr and Viz Edward- 
sen were write-ins for Treasurer and 

George Dennis and Lori Moritz have 

been elected senior class President and 
Vice-President. Treasurer and 
•Secretary are Frank Felice and Lisa 

Speech Night 

In his speech Monday night, Young 
set forth three basic obligations of the 
SGA. They are, "to the internal running 
of the SGA, the additional larger 
issues of the school, establish and 

maintain credibility for the SGA. Ex- 
perience is the o"most thing I have got- 
ten and it's the most important 
qualification I have to offer." 

Foraker opposed Young on a plat- 
form of, "working together to solve pro- 
blesm...I want to make sure all of your 
opinions are valued inall SGA deci- 

Questions for the candidates came 
from a panel of Paul Krinks, SGA vice- 

The making of a candidate 

"If you can't beat them.., 
scare the hell out of them" 


News Editor 

Washington College Junior Walter 
Foraker has run for Kent House senator 
to the Student Government twice, for 
both the Freshman and Sophomore 
Class presidencies, for New Dorms' 
Senator twice, and for Vice-President 
of the SGA Walter lost all of those elec- 
tions. This week, in one of the most con- 
troversial and unusual Student Govern- 
ment elections in recent College 
history. Walter made his bid for the of- 

fice of president of the SGA . 

In the early morning hours of 
Tuesday, April 29, three Washington 
students went into all of the dor- 
mitories, slipping small sheets of paper 
under as many room doors as they 
could. They began after midnight and 
finished their job just after three in the 
morning. The pieces of paper they left 

Continued on Page 2 

president; Peter Turchi, Elm News 
editor; andDabeAltvater, Chairman of 
the Student Juciciary Board and from 
the audience. 

"I have seen the value of a 
Washington Cillege degree decrease 
just in the three years I've been here," 
said Geoff Garinther, "and I'd hate to 
see it devalued further." 

Opposing candidate Kevin Droenke 
said, "Being Vice-President entails 
more than just an assistant to the presi- 
dent.. .1 would work to re-establish the 
fame the school was once known for." 

"Due to a previous commitment at 
Memorial Stadium," Bill Baldwin was 
unable to attend Speech Night. 

Diana Farrel said, "I feel I know the 
workings of the SGA because I'be 
served on a lot of committees... I'd like 
to work closer with the Social Chairman 
in diversifying social activities." John 
Fitzgerald did not make an ap- 

"I feel it would be an honor to be a 
member of a strong and effective 
SGA," said Kathy Waye. "I feel we 
have things to do." 

Treasurer candidate Dave Pointon 
said, "It's a very important job I feel I 
will handle well. I would work hard to 
keep a sound financial system... The of- 
fice of treasurer is not a simple job. " 

Mark Slater, the opposing candidate, 
stated,' "I would like to see a more ac- 
tive distribution of our money among 
student activities. .,1 humbly request 
your support." 

Writing problem discussed again 

Council postpones proposed 
revision of distribution 



Ted Mathias shows his form during last night's annual May Day festivities 

(Graham oboto) 

The Academic Council has decided 
not to send to the faculty this year a 
revision of distribution requirements 
that would require students to take 
courses from all four of the major 
academic divisions. 

"A package has to be given to the 
faculty that will explain each proposed 
change and how each change relates to 
the whole," said Dean of the College 
Garry Clarke this week. 

Third clause stricken 

The decision to postpone presentation 
of the proposal followed passage of a 
motion by Modern Languages Depart- 
ment Chairman Tom Pabon to 
eliminate the controversial third 
clause, which stated: 

"Any combination of two literature 
courses in English, Literature in 
Translation (with the exception of LT 
305, Introduction to the Film) and 
Literature in a Foreign Language may 
be taken for distrbution credit." 

"Basically," said Pabon, "I feel that 
a better solution's got to be found so the 
Modern Language Department can 
benefit from the literature sub-heading 
without hurting the English Depart- 

"Right now the issue's being con- 
fused because of the writing problem," 
Pabon told the Council Monday. 

Research discussed 

The Council also discussed Monday 
the advisability of hiring someone over 
the summer to research solutions for 
the writing problem. 

Clarke said after the meeting, 
howeVer, that he's "not exactly sure 
what the benefits of such a plan would 

English Department Chairman Nan- 
cy Tatum said this week that the 
recommendation to hire a researcher 
for the summer was "like saying to 
Frank Creegan, 'Why don't you call in 
someone from Delaware to restructure 
the Chemistry Department. 

"It's obvious it has to be one of us," 
added Tatum. "In fact, not just one of 
us, but all of us who teach the course." 

Tatum said she thinks it "won't take 
all summer" to prepare a recommen- 
dation for dealing with the problem, 
provided funding does not become a 

"There are all kinds of things that 
can be done," she said. 

The Washington College Elm - Friday, May 2, 1980 - Page 2 


A third century for Washington College? 

Last week the Board's decision to borrow from endowment to 
fund renovation of the Hill Dorms was described here as poten- 
tially "apocalyptic." This week it was students who nearly 
fulfilled that prophecy by coming within thirty-one votes of 
replacing one of the SGA's most successful presidents with a 
candidate whose apparently sincere campaign was turned into a 
joke by his associates. Washington College has survived for 
nearly two centuries, but, if this year has been any indication, 
just making it through the next decade may be difficult. 

The Faculty 

The Students 

The SGA deserves high marks for promoting the College's 
future interests— and it deserved a stronger vote of confidence 
than students gave it this week. Aside from sponsoring the social 
activities that students enjoy on any given weekend, the SGA has 

•responded to the Faculty Report on Violence, Vandalism, and 
Theft— a report that, in attempting to solve acknowledged pro- 
blems, might have unnecessarily restricted student freedoms. 
The SGA defended student interests, the faculty and administra- 
tion listened, and current and ongoing reforms bear the marks of 
continuous student participation. 

•revised the much-maligned Student Judiciary Board. 
Perhaps the best measure of the success of the SJB this semester 
is how little has been heard about it. 

•made significant steps toward gaining greater representation 
of students to the Board. Indications are that SGA President Jay 
Young may even be able to achieve some form of non-voting 
membership in the school's governing body next year. 

But the SGA's most significant accomplishment has been 
recommending a solution to what it identified long ago as a "lack 
of facilities." For all the controversy raised over the snck bar, a 
student center remains an absolute necessity. It would, by 
Young's estimation, enrich several different aspects of college 
life here, including current student morale and prospective 
students' interest in the school. 

The idea was Young's from the start, one that he has had in the 
works for more than a semester. Yet, in Tuesday's elections, he 
received only a 31-vote mandate, suggesting that students are 
either incredibly ignorant of his accomplishments or actually op- 
posed to the strides the SGA has made. Ignorance, rather than 
any genuine opposition to actions that have served student in- 
terests, seems the more likely cause of Tuesday's outcome. 
Young deserved better treatment. 

For the faculty this has been an important year in two 
respects. It may have cost the resignation of at least one pro- 
fessor, but in December the faculty received a twelve percent 
salary increase. With the annual inflation rate rising above eigh- 
teen percent, they remain less than totally satisfied; few salaries 
anywhere, however, have managed to keep up with inflation 

A second matter of importance to the faculty was the 
recogniton this year of students' inability to write as perhaps the 
primary academic problem here. Although some maintain that 
it is an overblown issue, a majority of the students, faculty, and 
even the Board think not. 

The writing problem, however, is only part of a larger cur- 
ricular issue. Faculty consideration of a proposal to make what 
some will consider major changes in the curriculum has been 
postponed until next year. 

The Administration 

It has been a mixed year for the administration. Despite 
receiving the largest Hodson Grant ever ($640,000) this year and 
$450 more per student for next year, Washington College remains 
in financial trouble. Unable for two years to obtain enough fun- 
ding for renovation of the Hill Dorms, the College has decided to 
dip into its own endowment for the money. President McLain 
assures that the decision actually benefits the College, but 
others, as we reported last week, interpret the decision as a sign 
of institutional weakness. 

This is only the latest in a series of criticisms directed at the 
President. Head of the College for the better part of a decade, he 
has surprisingly few strong supporters among either students or 
faculty. Critics on the other hand, seem abundant. Regardless of 
whether his lack of support is deserved, perhaps the President 
should ask himself the question that he has had printed and hung 
on his office wall— is his currently indefinite tenure "good for 
Washington College?" We think not. The President should an- 
nounce simultaneously his retirement, effective in May of 1982, 
and the initiation of a presidential search to find a suitable 

President McLain has been associated with Washington Col- 
lege for more than 45 years, and that association need not end. 
But, as the College enters its third century, a leader who is 
prepared to move ahead will become vital. 

WJ Forum speaker Tuesday 

"Israel's Struggle For Survival" will 
be the topic at the William James 
Forum of Washington College next 
Tuesday evening. May 6. The meeting 
is at 7 . 30 in the Hynson Lounge. 

The speaker is Mr. Scott Shore, 
Director of Political Leadership 
Development at the American Israel" 

Public Affairs Committee in 
Washington, DC. 

The talk is the second in a two-part 
series on the problems of the Middle 
East. The first speaker was Mr. Hasan 
Rahman of the Palestine Liberation 
Organizagion, who spoke to the Forum 
in February. * 

$ 1, 000 Grand Prize offered 
in Sixth Annual Poetry Competition 

Editor In Chief Geoff Garlnther 

Assistant Editor Katherine Streckfus 

News Editor Pete Turchl 

Sports Editor Rich Schatzman 

Fine Arts Editor. Nick Nappo 

Photography Editor ; .... Jim Graham 

Business Manager/Copy Editor Charlie Warfleld 

Faculty Advisor Rich DeProspo 

THE ELM Is the official newspaper of Washington College, published by and for 
students. It Is printed at the Delaware State Printing Company every Friday 
with the exception of vacations and Exam Weeks. The opinions expressed oni 
Xl^ JPWfc wlth the exception of those under the headings of LETTERS TO' 
THE EDITOR and COMMENTARY are those of the editor and staff. The ELM 
Is open business hours; Monday through Friday, 778-2800, ext. 321. 

A S1000 Grand prize will be awarded 
in the Sixth Annual Poetry Competition 
sponsored by the World of Poetry, a 
quarterly newsletter for poets. 

Poems of all styles and on any subject 
are eligible to compete for the grand 
prize or for 49 other cash or merchan- 
dise awards. 

Says Poetry Editor Eddie-Lou Cole, 
"We are encouraging poetic talent of 

Pabon, Janson-LaPalme, 
Finnegan promoted 

Appointments and Tenure Committee 
decisions concerning three professors 
were announced at Monday's faculty 

Modern Languages Department 
Chairman Tom Pabon has been pro- 
moted to Full Professor, Art Depart- 
ment Professor Robert Janson-La- 
Palme to Associate, and Physical Edu- 
cation Department Professor Tom 
Fennigan to Associate. 

every kind, and expect our contest to 
produce exciting discoveries— like 
Virginia Bates, a housewife from Wood- 
bine, Maryland. She won our grand 
prize last year with her poem PIETA, 
about her son in Vietnam." 

Rules and official entry forms are 
available from World of Poetry, 2431 
Stockton, Dept. N, Sacramento, Califor- 
nia 95817. 

Zekonis, Rodney art 
on exhibit Tuesday 

A senior student art exhibit will open 
with a reception on Tuesday, May 6 
from 4 to 6 p.m. in the lobby gallery of 
Gibson Fine Arts Center. 

The display will feature paintings and 
graphics by Peter Zekonis and James 

Other gallery hours will be from 1 to 2 
p.m. on weekdays, including May 7 and 
8, and May 12 through 15. 

The Washington College Elm - Friday, May 2, 1980 - Page 3 

Letters to the Editor 

"No hard feelings" 

I am writing to thank all of those 
students who supported me in my bid 
for SGA President. Their support was 
loyal and true. As a candidate who 
wished to serve the people, I am 
grateful to see that so many people sup- 
ported me. 1 had hoped to be their 
President and worked for their good. In 
reference to "their good", I mean the 
good of all students both social and 
academic in orientation. 

I was a Student Council President in 
high school. As President, I worked 
hard for the students, the school, and 
the Student Council. With the highest of 

hopes, I had wished to do the same 
here. But that is not the case. I con- 
gratulate Mr. Jay Young who was a tru- 
ly worthy opponent. I am sure Jay 
Young will be a great leader. 

It was a close race, and I thank those 
who made it so. Apathy doesn't seem to 
have overshadowed this election as it 
has some. I hope student interest will 
remain high to help the S.G.A. Next 
year's senators will be aware of the 
students' ideas and represent them beW 
ter, I hope, as a result of this. To those 
who didn't vote for me, I say "no hard 

Sincerely Yours, 
Walter Foraker 

A fair and equitable solution? 

As we all know, "new dorms" are 
considered one of the most desirable 
places to live on campus. The suites 
allow one a feeling of independence and 
privacy. The layout of the buildings and 
the quad are conducive to a general 
feeling of comradeship among the 
residents. No one can deny that the new 
dorms are set apart from the other dor- 
mitories on campus in a number of 
ways. The overall effect of the new 
dorms is a pervasive atmosphere of 
relaxed intellectualism. As a conse- 
quence of the absence of destruction 
and by the very fact neighbors respect 
each other's right to privacy, one can 
find the peace of mind to study in the 

To give one of these buildings to a 
fraternity would not only destroy the 
quiet atmosphere achieved by the 
bilance of co-ed living, it would also 
deny many independents the option to 
live outside of the common dormitory, 
which is afforded by the fraternities. 
The very presence of a fraternity in the 
new dorms would be destructive. 
Fraternities, by their very essence, are 
exclusive. This is in direct opposition to 
the sense of cohesiveness which is so 

successful within new dorms. To put in 
an organization, which is based on the 
theory of only letting certain people in 
and keeping others out by arbitrary 
standards would be to destroy the bond 
felt among the residents. This would, in 
effect, destroy the advantages of the 
new dorms. 

There is an unequal situation which 
exists on this campus. Fraternities 
seem to have rights and priviledges 
which are not exteded to Independents. 
It may simply be due to the fact that 
fraternities have a unified voice. None 
the less, their rights should not infringe 
on those of the other members of this 
college. Living space is limited, and 
will be more so when the Hill Dorms are 
renovated. Fraternity members will 
benefit from these renovations. 
Therefore, why should the in- 
dependents be deprived of one more 
place to live simply because a fraterni- 
ty would like an entire dorm to them- 
selves? This plan should be reviewed as 
to it's (sic) fairness and validity in 
terms of the entire college community. 

I have but one question— If the New 
Dorms were being renovated, would a 
Hill Dorm be provided for the displaced 

A day of national fasting and prayer 

In these days when people are on 
edge about years and rumors of wars 
and the difficulties in Iran, it was great 
to see, and be a part of a large group of 
people coming together, before God, 
with a purpose in mind. As laid out in II 
Chronicles 7:14 "If my people, which 
are called by my name, shall humble 
themselves, and pray, and seek my 
face and turn from their wicked ways; 
then will I hear from heaven and will 
forgive their sin, and will heal their 

People of all different races and 
denominations filled the mall in front of 
the capital building, April 24th , united 
as the body of Christ to join hands in 
repentence and interceding for our na- 
tion and the situation in Iran and to 
raise hands in praise to God. Represen- 
tatives from many states were present 
as far as Alaska and Hawaii as well as 
people from other countries including 
Guatamala. The day's agenda included 
hearing powerful Christian speakers 
and singers and a march down Con- 

stitution Avenue to bear witness for all 
to see and to claim this land for God 
again as it was originally intended: 
"One nation indivisable, Etc" and a na- 
tion who puts "in God we Trust" on its 

The rally was televised through the 
joint effort of Christian broadcasting 
networks on the 700 club. The man with 
the vision for this event is John 
Gimenez, a man wbo was free from a 
life of drug addiction and crime by the 
power of God. The police reported that 
the crowd was excellent, orderly and 
peaceful; they had very few problems. 
There was no litter strewn all over the 
mall at close of the day. 

The main theme of the day was and is 
for all who claim to be Christian to 
leave behind apathy and sinful ways, to 
be the "salt of the earth", to be united 
as the body of Christ which is The 
Church, to intercede for the nations and 
the freeing of the hostages, and very 
personally to let God's love heal the 
broken and emotionally wounded 
families of America. 

Wendy Wolf 

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"If you can't beat them... 
scare the hell out of them' 

behind were various colors, each with a 
picture of Walter Foraker on them, 
Some said "Raise Cain. Walter." 
Others said, "If you can't beat 
them., scare the hell out of them." The 
final stages of the campaign to elect 
Walter to the position of the SGA presi- 
dent had gone into effect. 

Walter's campaign was run by Kirk 
Folk and Nick Nappo, two juniors who 
said thay they, "realized that Walter 
had been running for three years, and 
we had always voted for him, so we just 
said, 'Why not?'" The enigmatic "Why 
Not?" became the first slogan of the 
campaign. Folk introduced Walt to peo- 
ple in the coffeehouse and in the dor- 
mitories, but some people refused to 
take his candidacy seriously. SGA 
President Jay Young said that he 
"didn't realize that Walter was a 
serious candidate until after lunch" on 
the day of the election. 

Young also said, "At speech night, 
and throughout the whole thing, I 
thought it was all a joke, I thought the 
people that turned out and cheered for 
Walter at speech night were.. .you 
would've had to have been there to 
understand." The fastest way to get 
Nappo and Folk angry, however, is to 
call their campaign a joke, Nappo 
responded th that statement, "If we 
didn't think he was a better candidate, 
we wouldn't have backed him." Folk 
said, "Anybody that would run for of- 
fice as many times as Walter has and 
wouldn't be beaten— nobody has any 
right to question why we backed him. 
I'm really sorry that people thought 
that we were making a bad joke on 

Excitement was high on the day of 
the election. Both presidential can- 
didates had signs up, and Nappo and 
Folk stood outside of the cafeteria dur- 
ing lunch handing out sheets of paper 
instructing the holder to pick the face 
that didn't fit. On the sheet were a 
dozen pictures of people such as 
Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham 
Bell, and other such well-knowns, as 
well as Walter— and a drawing of a rab- 
bit. Voters clogged the entrance to the 
cafeteria and stuffed their ballots into 
the box as everyone tried to find out 
who was ahead. Rumors echoed across 
the cafeteria. One said that the method 
of marking the ballots wasn't clearly 
stated, so Walter's campaigners came 
out with a new sign, showing exactly 
how to mark the ballot. Another rumor 
was that many of the candidates for 
other positions on the executive board 
said that they would resign immediate- 
ly if Walter was elected. After eating, 
Walter left the cafeteria and was stop- 
ped on the terrace by a crowd of sup- 
porters screaming his name. "They 
wanted me to say a couple of words," 
he later said, "so I told them, 'Why 

While Folk and Nappo take respon- 
sibility for Walter's unique campaign 
strategy, they are quick to add that 
Walter was solely responsible for the 
speech he gave at speech night, during 
which he used no notes, and in which he 
expressed his strong desire for a stu- 
dent government which would serve the 

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students. Nappo said afterwards, "Walt 
came through when he had to, and he 
came through big." The pair's strategy 
and belief in their candidate may have 
been best stated in the handout that 
said, "What will he do? His level best.' 
Young, Walter's opponent in the elec 
tion, said "I think Walter was a very 
sincere candidate. I don't think that all 
of Walter's supporters were as sincere 
as he was." 

Walter says, though, that he "liked 
the way the campaign was handled 
because It was getting people excited, 
and I was getting a lot of support from 
all over campus, not from just one 
group. People were interested in the 
election, and I was glad to see that." 
Folk added, "They complain about 
apathy, then they're upset when we get 
people to vote. It's almost as If they 
were questioning our right to have a 

Walter's supporters became active 
members of the campaign, in 

some cases; one sign which neither 
Nappo nor Folk created read, "There 
will be an important meeting of the 
President Young re-election committee 
at the new student center directly after 
the Goerge Thorogood concent at the 
the new swimming pool." This might 
have been one of the things to which 
Young was referring when he said, "I 
felt that it was more of an anti-me cam 
paign then a pro-Walter campaign.' 
Determined to make their position 
clear, however, Folk said, "We never 
said Jay Young was a bad president. 
We Just thought Walter would be bet- 

At dinner Young was nervous. If 
nothing else, the "scare the hell out of 
them" part of the campaign was work- 
ing. Later Folk said that "At the begin- 
ning I thought (Walter) was a long shot, 
but the day of the election I had no idea 
who would win." The voting closed at 
6:30 and the ballots were taken to the 
Clifton E. Miller Library where they 
were counted. The lunch-time votes 
gave Walter a slight edge. The tension 
increased until the final count was 
given— Jay Young regained the 
presidency by 31 votes. 

After the election Nappo said, "He 
had them running scared. I thought he 
might have won it." There was no dobut 
that Walter and his campaign workers 
were disappointed. Reflecting on their 
strategy, Folk said, "If we had it all to 
do over again, we would've started 
earlier and emphasized Walter more. 
We knew though that the only way to 
get him exposure would be to take an 
off-beat approach." Nappo added, 
"When you meet Walt, you're gonna 
vote for him." 

Although he lost in his attempt to win 
the presidency, Walter said that he is 
still anxious to work with the SGA in 
other capacities and to offer his ideas 
and suggestions. Despite their disap- 
pointment, the campaign managers 
wished their luck to the new ad- 
ministration and said of their own can- 
didate, "We tried to run an imaginative 
campaign. Even though Walter lost, at 
least people met him, and they know 
he's not a loser." 





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T he Waihlngton College Elm - Friday, May 2, I860 - Page 4 

Room draw coming soon 

Student Affairs "planning ahead" for 
anticipated tighter housing next year 


News Editor 

Despite the fact that the planned 
HillDorms renovations will render 
those buildings useless for student 
housing next year and the fact that any 
renovation of Richmond House is still 
uncertain, the Student Affairs Office 
says that room draw will be held as 
usual in the coming weeks. 

Assistant Dean of Students Ed Maxcy 
said that the three fraternities current- 
ly housed in the Hlil Dorms have been 
told that they must apply for special in- 
terest housing for the coming school 
year. He said that while the fraternities 
may not enjoy the same physical unity 
that they now have, "everything will be 
done to help them maintain their 
physical integrity." Maxcy added that 
two of the fraternities have already 
submitted their requests to be con- 
sidered as special interest groups. 

Other questions about housing next 
year concern Richmond House, Spanish 
House, Little House, and the building in 
which Buildings and Grounds 

Superintendent Ray Crooks currently 
resides. Richmond House, as stated in 
an article in The Eim earlier this 
semester, is in need of repairs and may 
not be used for student housing next 
year. The house on College Avenue next 
to the Gibson Fine Arts Center will not 
be used by Crooks next year, so will be 
available either as housing or for of- 
fices. Depending on the success of the 
plan for a student center, Spanish 
House may be another choice as an of- 
fice site. 

Maxcy said that because of the 
renovation of the Hill Dorms all doubles 
In all dormitories currently used as 
singles will hold two students next year, 
and women residents will not have "the 
excess of space they've enjoyed this 
year. Everyone must share the burden 
of the loss of the Hill Dorms." Maxcy 
went on to say that this will probably 
mean the changing of one of the floors 
in one of the women's dorms to a male 
floor. He also said that Resident 

Assistants in Kent House and other 
buildings that were not designed with 
"RA rooms" will still have singles, 
"because it's part of the salary, and it's 
advantageous for an RA to have a 
single when they have to deal with other 

Maxcy confirmed the rumor that one 
of the fraternities may be placed in one 
of the New Dorms. According to him, 
the Kappa Alpha fraternity has exactly 
32 people, the number of housing spaces 
in one New Dorm, to relocate. Maxcy 
said that while "squatter's rights," or 
the priviledge for students of being able 
to retain their current rooms, was 
discussed earlier in the year, "there 
was no apparent interest in the student 
body," so the plan was dropped. This 
means that no current New Dorms 
residents have priority, with the excep- 
tion of a special interest group of 
creative writers currently housed in 
Cecil House. 

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